Vertical rotation and impaction to the choledochal duct of a migrated biliary self-expanding metal stent.

@article{Manouras2007VerticalRA,
  title={Vertical rotation and impaction to the choledochal duct of a migrated biliary self-expanding metal stent.},
  author={Andreas J. Manouras and Fotios Archodovassilis and Emmanuel Eustathios Lagoudianakis and Dimitrios Tsekouras and Michael Genetzakis and Nikolaos Pararas and Andreas Romanos and Vaggelogiannis Katergiannakis},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          416-7
        }
}
Self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) placement is a well accepted and highly effective method for both treating and palliating obstructive lesions of the biliary tree, still complications may occur including premature occlusion and stent migration. Migration can occur either proximally or distally, usually early after SEMS placement and almost exclusively in covered ones. Distal migration is the most common type and is reported in 5.8% to 6% of cases. In our case, proximal migration of the stent… CONTINUE READING
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