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Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 102–105 | Cite as

Size does matter: when a large plastic biliary stent ends up in the root of the mesentery

  • Konstantinos EkmektzoglouEmail author
  • Efstathios Nikou
  • Periklis Apostolopoulos
  • Despina Grigoraki
  • Konstantinos Manesis
  • Georgios Alexandrakis
Case Report
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Abstract

Duodenal perforations due to biliary stenting migration, although rare, can occur. We report a unique case of duodenal perforation due to a large in length plastic stent with no (or marginal) migration, which ended up in the root of the mesentery, explaining the normal laboratory values and minimal imaging findings observed. Any clinical symptom during the postprocedural period should raise the suspicion of a major complication and prompt quick management decisions.

Keywords

Choledocholithiasis Plastic stent Duodenal perforation Ercp Mesentery 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human/animal rights

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008(5).

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from the patients included in the study.

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© Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyArmy Share Fund Hospital (NIMTS)AthensGreece
  2. 2.Second Department of SurgeryArmy Share Fund Hospital (NIMTS)AthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyArmy Share Fund Hospital (NIMTS)AthensGreece
  4. 4.AtticaGreece

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