Breakage of a teflon biliary stent: Are side holes a weak area? Case report and review of the literature

E. Ricci, M. G. Mortilla, R. Conigliaro, R. Sassatelli, G. Leoni

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Abstract

We report the first case of breakage of a teflon biliary stent. The stent, positioned for a pancreatic cancer, fractured four months later at the level of the side holes. The Authors hypotesize that teflon stiffness and the presence of side holes 'a weak area' contributed to stent breakage. The results of ongoing randomized trials Will better define the probability of this unusual complication. An accurate review of the existing literature is performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva
Volume21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Biliary stents
  • Complications
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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