Hematemesis With Gastric Laceration After Tattooing a Polyp With Purified Carbon: A Review of the Literature

Ana Isabel Gonzalez-Tallon, Miguel Rivero-Fernandez, Irina Calvo-Ramos, Antonio Diaz-Sanchez, Maria del Rosario Gonzalez-Alonso, Elsa De la Fuente-Briongos, Rebeba Manzano-Fernandez, Eloisa Moya-Valverde, Jose Maria Riesco-Lopez, Rocio Campos-Cantero

Abstract


Endoscopic tattooing is a simple and effective technique for marking small lesions, so they can be localized during surgery or in later endoscopies. Various agents can be used such as India ink or a solution of purified carbon particles. The number of complications from tattooing is relatively small, but not rare. The majority of the literature on the subject refers to complications in the colon. We present a case of gastric bleeding secondary to a laceration following tattooing with purified carbon, and a literature review.




Gastroenterol Res. 2017;10(1):45-49
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr728w

Keywords


Tattoo; Purified carbon; India ink; Complication; Laceration; Hematemesis

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