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. 2007 Oct 28;13(40):5397-9.
doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i40.5397.

Complications and Treatment of Migrated Biliary Endoprostheses: A Review of the Literature

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Complications and Treatment of Migrated Biliary Endoprostheses: A Review of the Literature

Thomas Namdar et al. World J Gastroenterol. .
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Abstract

Endoscopic biliary stent insertion is a well-established procedure. It is especially successful in treating postoperative biliary leaks, and may prevent surgical intervention. A routine change of endoprostheses after 3 mo is a common practice but this can be prolonged to 6 mo. We reported a colonic perforation due to biliary stent dislocation and migration to the rectosigmoid colon, and reviewed the literature.

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CT-scan of colonic perforation caused by migrated biliary endo-prosthesis. Arrow marks dislocated stent.

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