Endoscopic biliary stent migration with small-bowel perforation in a liver transplant recipient

Robert M. Esterl, Matthew St. Laurent, Micheal K. Bay, K. Vincent Speeg, Glenn A. Halff

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Abstract

Intestinal perforation from a migrated biliary stent is a rare complication after endoscopic stent placement for benign biliary stricture. We provide the first description of stent migration and distal small-bowel perforation after stent placement for biliary anastomotic stricture in a liver transplant recipient. We review the current literature on the diagnosis and management of stent migration and intestinal perforation after endoscopic or percutaneous stent placement for benign and malignant biliary strictures. Early diagnosis and treatment of biliary stent migration and subsequent intestinal perforation are essential in transplant patients, in whom immunosuppression sometimes blunts signs and symptoms of intestinal perforation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-110
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1997

Keywords

  • Liver transplantation
  • Small-bowel perforation
  • Stent migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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