Medline ® Abstract for Reference 140
of 'Rare complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)'
Migrated biliary stent predisposing to fatal ERCP-related perforation of the duodenum.
Paikos D, Gatopoulou A, Moschos J, Soufleris K, Tarpagos A, Katsos I
J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2006;15(4):387.
ERCP may be associated with very serious and even fatal complications. Internal drainage with endoscopical prostheses has been used as a palliative treatment for malignant bile duct obstruction. We report a rare case of subcutaneous emphysema with a fatal outcome. The emphysema resulted from a perforation of a duodenal ulcer during ERCP due to a migrated biliary stent that had been previously endoscopically placed.
Gastroenterology Department, Theagenio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.