Letter to the Editor| Volume 43, ISSUE 4, P716-717, October 2012

Oral Magnesium Sulfate Causes Perforation During Bowel Preparation for Fiberoptic Colonoscopy in Patients with Colorectal Cancer

      Oral administration of magnesium sulfate is commonly used for bowel preparation for fiberoptic colonoscopy due to its simplicity, low cost, and effectiveness. However, critical complications such as colon perforation may be missed, and the consequences can be severe. Two cases of colon perforation are reported that resulted from oral magnesium sulfate taken during bowel preparation in colorectal cancer patients.
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