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Migration of an uncovered self-expandable metal biliary stent in a patient with inoperable cholangiocarcinoma: A case report
Edward Robert John Walton1, Ewan Simpson2, Mark Callaway3
1(MbChB FRCR), University Hospitals Bristol, Radiology Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 8HW.
2(MBBS FRCR), University Hospitals Bristol, Radiology Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 8HW.
3(MRCP FRCR), University Hospitals Bristol, Radiology Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 8HW.

Article ID: 100027IJHPDEW2015
doi:10.5348/ijhpd-2015-27-CR-2

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University Hospitals Bristol, Radiology Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary
Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol
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Walton ERJW, Simpson E, Callaway M. Migration of an uncovered self-expandable metal biliary stent in a patient with inoperable cholangiocarcinoma: A case report. Int J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis 2015;5:4–8.


Abstract
Migration of plastic and covered-metal stents is a recognized phenomenon but is an extremely uncommon complication of uncovered self-expandable metal stents (USEMS). To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing the migration of an uncovered self-expanding metal stent used to treat proximal biliary obstruction secondary to cholangiocarcinoma. This report outlines the complications surrounding this case and discusses the existing literature and the potential complications of uncovered and covered self-expandable metal stents.

Keywords: Biliary, Cholangiocarcinoma, Migration, Uncovered self-expanding metal stent (USEMS)


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Author Contributions
Edward Robert John Walton – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Ewan Simpson – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Drafting the article, Final approval of the version to be published
Mark Callaway – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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