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  • 2012-04-16

Endoscopic removal of migrated plastic biliary stent

Epublication WebSurg.com, Apr 2012;12(04). URL:
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Biliary plastic stenting is routinely used by pancreatobiliary endoscopists to manage bile duct pathologies. Proximal or distal migration of plastic biliary stents is uncommon and occurs in about 5 to 7% of patients. Different techniques have been described to manage these complications under endo-fluoroscopy control: balloon counter traction, snaring, rat-tooth forceps, cholangioscopy, among other techniques. The endoscopic management of this complication is technically challenging. This video demonstrates the management of a proximal migrated plastic stent using an extraction catheter balloon.