Clin Endosc.  2013 Jan;46(1):95-97. 10.5946/ce.2013.46.1.95.

Fracture of Self-Expandable Metal Stent during Endoscopic Removal in Benign Biliary Stricture

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Suwon, Korea. cmcu@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

The endoscopic insertion of the self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) in benign biliary stricture has become an alternative to surgery. Fracture or migration of SEMS can occur rarely as complications. We report a case of fracture of SEMS during endoscopic retrieval in patients with chronic pancreatitis. In this case, broken stent was successfully removed with endoscopic ballooning of bile duct and with a snare device.

Keyword

Self-expandable metal stent; Fracture; Benign biliary stricture
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