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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 207-209

Retrieval of a self-expanding metal stent after migration and incorporation in the omental bursa, using a gastroscopic-transgastric laparoscopic rendezvous technique

Department of Surgery, Clinic of General, Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Hospital, Greifswald, Germany

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Dr. Maciej Patrzyk
Department of Surgery, Clinic of General Surgery, Visceral,Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University, Ferdinand-Sauerbruchstrasse, 17475 Greifswald
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.147365

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Endoscopic drainage is a widely used treatment for pancreatic pseudocysts. Drainage-related complications may be related directly to the procedure or may occur later as stents migrate or erode into adjacent structures. Migration of a self-expanding metal stent into peritoneal cavity and incorporation in the omental bursa is rare. When endoscopic retrieval fails a combined laparoscopic-endoscopic (rendezvous technique) approach offers an alternative to open surgery. We report a case of successful gastroscopic-transgastric laparoscopic removal of a stent that was dislocated into the omental bursa after a ΍ year observation period.


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