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J Visc Surg. 2011 Oct;148(5):e397-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jviscsurg.2011.09.011. Epub 2011 Nov 9.

Double Sigmoid colon perforation due to migration of a biliary stent.

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  • 1Service de chirurgie viscérale et vasculaire, HIA Bégin, 69, avenue de Paris, 94067 Saint-Mandé, France. bricemalgras@hotmail.com


Migration of pancreatico-biliary stents is a rare event, usually benign, but which can lead to severe complications such as digestive tube perforation. We report the case of a patient with double sigmoid perforation due to distal migration of a biliary stent placed to decompress a pancreatic head carcinoma.

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