Cecum perforation due to biliary stent migration


SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.35, no.7, pp.747-749, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.747-749


The endoscopic placement of biliary stents for benign and malignant biliary disease has been performed for over a decade. Several complications of stent placement have been described such as pancreatitis, hemorrhage, cholangitis, and perforation. Migration of biliary stents is a rare event, which can cause severe complications such as gastrointestinal tract perforation. We report the case of a 26-year-old woman with a cecum perforation due to biliary stent migration. We present the second case of cecal perforation related to the migration of a biliary stent.