Complications of biliary and gastrointestinal stents: MDCT of the cancer patient

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The goal of this article is to discuss and show the common complications of biliary and gastrointestinal stents as depicted by MDCT in cancer patients. Major complications include stent misplacement or displacement, bleeding, obstruction, perforation, stent fracture or collapse, and infection. This topic encompasses several relevant issues, including interpretative difficulties, therapeutic decisions, and potential malpractice concerns. CONCLUSION. Awareness and methodical assessment of stents could allow detection of stenting complications, potentially sparing the patient from associated morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume199
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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Stents
Neoplasms
Malpractice
Hemorrhage
Morbidity
Mortality
Infection
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Biliary tree
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Obstruction
  • Oncologic imaging
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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