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05 February 2016 : Case report  Italy

Plastic Biliary Stent Migration During Multiple Stents Placement and Successful Endoscopic Removal Using Intra-Stent Balloon Inflation Technique: A Case Report and Literature Review

Unusual clinical course, Diagnostic / therapeutic accidents, Unusual setting of medical care, Educational Purpose (only if useful for a systematic review or synthesis)

Calcedonio CalcaraAEF, Laura BrogliaF, Giovanni ComiB, Marco BalzariniDF

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.896076

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:65-69

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Late migration of a plastic biliary stent after endoscopic placement is a well known complication, but there is little information regarding migration of a plastic stent during multiple stents placement.

CASE REPORT: A white man was hospitalized for severe jaundice due to neoplastic hilar stenosis. Surgical eligibility appeared unclear on admission and endoscopy was carried out, but the first stent migrated proximally at the time of second stent insertion. After failed attempts with various devices, the migrated stent was removed successfully through cannulation with a dilation balloon.

CONCLUSIONS: The migration of a plastic biliary stent during multiple stents placement is a possible complication. In this context, extraction can be very complicated. In our patient, cannulation of a stent with a dilation balloon was the only effective method.

Keywords: Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde, Cholestasis, Intrahepatic - surgery, Device Removal - methods, Foreign-Body Migration - surgery, Stents - adverse effects

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923