Two cases of extreme hypermagnesemia occurred after administration of bowel preparation with magnesium citrate for colonoscopy. Neither patient had renal dysfunction but both had a history of bowel resection for treatment of colorectal cancer. Each patient presented with bowel obstruction secondary to fecal impaction at the rectal anastomosis or severe anastomotic stricture at the sigmoid colon. The hypermagnesemia improved in each with the successful release of the bowel obstruction by digital disimpaction or balloon dilation under systemic management. In a patient with a possible intestinal obstruction, the risk of hypermagnesemia incidence with bowel preparation with magnesium products should be considered regardless of renal function.
|Translated title of the contribution||TWO CASES OF EXTREME HYPERMAGNESEMIA AFTER BOWEL PREPARATION WITH MAGNESIUM CITRATE FOR COLONOSCOPY|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2022|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging