Percutaneous transhepatic use of rigid bronchial forceps as bailout in difficult biliary stent retrieval

Francis G. Celii, Rodrick C Zvavanjanja

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Abstract

Endoscopic retrieval of embedded, proximally migrated, or fractured plastic biliary stents may be technically challenging and sometimes unsuccessful. Percutaneous transhepatic techniques have previously been described to assist in such challenging cases. Here in, we describe a difficult case in which all commonly described endoscopic and percutaneous techniques failed to retrieve a proximally migrated, fractured, and looped plastic biliary stent. We finally successfully retrieved the plastic forceps after off-label utilization of rigid bronchial forceps via a percutaneous transhepatic approach. We describe the technique utilized in detail and this appears to be the first description of this off-label use in this challenging scenario.

LanguageEnglish
Pages246-250
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Biliary stent
  • Bronchial forceps
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Foreign body retrieval
  • Proximal biliary stent migration
  • Rendezvous procedure

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Percutaneous transhepatic use of rigid bronchial forceps as bailout in difficult biliary stent retrieval. / Celii, Francis G.; Zvavanjanja, Rodrick C.

In: Radiology Case Reports, Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.02.2019, p. 246-250.

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Celii, Francis G. ; Zvavanjanja, Rodrick C. / Percutaneous transhepatic use of rigid bronchial forceps as bailout in difficult biliary stent retrieval. In: Radiology Case Reports. 2019 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 246-250.
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