Retrieval of migrated colonic stents from the rectum

Michael H. Wholey, Hector Ferral, Ricardo Reyes, Jorge Lopera, Wilfrido Castañeda-Zúñiga, Manual Maynar

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Palliative stenting of malignant colonic obstruction may be complicated by stent migration. Stents that migrate into the rectum cannot be passed with bowel movements and frequently cause obstruction. We present two simple means to retrieve stents from the rectum using fluoroscopic guidance. These techniques were used successfully without complication in four stent migrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-480
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 1997


  • Colon, malignant stricture
  • Stent migration
  • Stents, complication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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