Esophageal Metallic-Stent Migration: a Rare Cause of Anal Pain in a Patient with Gastric Cancer
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Stents are a great development for esophageal fistula treatment; however, stent migration is a frequent complication. A stent migration that caused anal pain is presented. A 79-year-old man with poorly differentiated gastric carcinoma was submitted to a total gastrectomy with a Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy. The patient developed an anastomosis leakage 3 months after surgery; a fixed metallic stent was used as treatment with good evolution. Five months after the stent (and 8 months after gastrectomy), the patient returned to the emergency department with acute incapacitating anal pain; the pain was caused by the migrated stent. Esophageal stent migration is frequent; however, rarely, metallic stent migration may cause anal pain.
KeywordsAnus Esophagus Fistula Gastric cancer Stent complication Stent migration
AANV contributed with the acquisition and interpretation of data, revising the draft, approval of the final version of the manuscript, and agreed for all aspects of the work.
CMOM contributed in the conception of the work, conducting the patient management, the acquisition and interpretation of data for the work, revising the draft, approval of the final version of the manuscript, and agreed for all aspects of the work.
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