Biliary stent migration as a cause of cardiac tamponade

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2013 Oct;14(10):750-2. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e3283632933.

Abstract

Biliary stent implantation is an established treatment of biliary strictures. Stent migration has been previously reported to cause bronchopleuralbiliary fistula. We report a case of pericardialbiliary fistula causing cardiac tamponade as a result of biliary stent migration which has been successfully treated with pericardiocentesis and biliary stent retrieval via endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biliary Fistula / diagnosis
  • Biliary Fistula / etiology*
  • Biliary Fistula / therapy
  • Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis
  • Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
  • Cardiac Tamponade / therapy
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Device Removal / methods
  • Drainage* / adverse effects
  • Drainage* / instrumentation
  • Electrocardiography
  • Foreign-Body Migration / diagnosis
  • Foreign-Body Migration / etiology*
  • Foreign-Body Migration / therapy
  • Humans
  • Jaundice, Obstructive / therapy*
  • Male
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Stents / adverse effects*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome