A Potentially Fatal Complication of Biliary Stent Migration

Jonathan M. Warnock, Richard J. Thompson


A 77-year-old woman undergoing chemotherapy for mantle cell lymphoma presented with acute lower abdominal pain and pneumoperitoneum. Emergency laparotomy revealed a perforation of the sigmoid colon due to a migrated biliary stent requiring sigmoid resection and colostomy formation. This case highlights the potential complications that may arise from migrated biliary stents and discusses the management options in such patients.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(1):49-51
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc874w



Biliary stent migration; Sigmoid perforation

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