Haemorrhage due to erosion of a metal biliary stent through the duodenal wall.

@article{Ee1992HaemorrhageDT,
  title={Haemorrhage due to erosion of a metal biliary stent through the duodenal wall.},
  author={H Ee and Bernard H Laurence},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={1992},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={431-2}
}
Self-expanding, metal biliary stents have recently been used in malignant obstructive jaundice as their large diameter reduces the likelihood of occlusion by biliary sludge and bacterial biofilm. However, there is a significant rate of late obstruction by tumour overgrowth and infiltration through the wire mesh. Our case of stent erosion through the duodenal wall, resulting in massive haemorrhage, is a hitherto unreported serious complication of the Wallstent (Schneider). Its occurrence may be… CONTINUE READING

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