Biliary metal stents and air embolism: a note of caution.

@article{Rabe2006BiliaryMS,
  title={Biliary metal stents and air embolism: a note of caution.},
  author={Christian Rabe and Zeynep Duman Balta and Ulrich Wuellner and Josh Heller and Christoph Hammerstingl and Klaus Tiemann and Thorbj{\o}rn Sommer and Michael Schepke and H. Fischer and Tilman Sauerbruch},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={
          648-50
        }
}
  • Christian Rabe, Zeynep Duman Balta, +7 authors Tilman Sauerbruch
  • Published in Endoscopy 2006
  • Medicine
  • Metal stents are a valuable treatment modality for patients with biliary obstruction. However, we present here two patients whose cases may serve as a warning about an unusual complication associated with these stents. We encountered this complication after endoscopic retrograde cholangiography for obstructed metal biliary stents. The first patient, an 87-year-old man with a benign biliary stricture, failed to regain consciousness after clearing of his stent using a Dormia basket and balloon… CONTINUE READING

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