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Endoscopic extraction of proximally migrated biliary stent by intrastent balloon inflation
  1. Bulent Odemis1,
  2. Yavuz Beyazit1,
  3. Alpaslan Tanoglu2,
  4. Ertuğrul Kayacetin3
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  3. 3Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alpaslan Tanoglu, alpaslantanoglu{at}


Endoscopically placed bile duct stents are commonly used to relieve obstruction in patients with benign or malignant biliary disease. These stents may become dislodged and migrate in about 5–10% of patients. Distally migrated stents can be managed expectantly, allowing the foreign body to pass through the rectum. However, proximal migration of biliary stents usually necessitates endoscopic stent removal. We present a case of a proximally migrated stent that was extracted successfully with intrastent balloon inflation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

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