Endoscopic extraction of proximally migrated biliary stent by intrastent balloon inflation.

@article{Odemis2014EndoscopicEO,
  title={Endoscopic extraction of proximally migrated biliary stent by intrastent balloon inflation.},
  author={Bulent Odemis and Yavuz Beyazit and Alpaslan Tanoğlu and Ertuğrul Kayaçeti̇n},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={2014}
}
Endoscopically placed bile duct stents are commonly used to relieve obstruction in patients with benign or malignant biliary disease. These stents may become dislodged and migrate in about 5-10% of patients. Distally migrated stents can be managed expectantly, allowing the foreign body to pass through the rectum. However, proximal migration of biliary stents usually necessitates endoscopic stent removal. We present a case of a proximally migrated stent that was extracted successfully with… CONTINUE READING
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