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Fracture of biliary endoprosthesis after endoscopic drainage for malignant biliary obstruction. Report of two cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2431895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report two cases of fracture of a biliary endoprosthesis inserted endoscopically to treat malignant biliary obstruction. To their knowledge, such a complication has never been reported. In both cases, the fracture was revealed by cholangitis which occurred three and eight months after insertion. Successful treatment was achieved by replacement of the biliary stent.
A Mallat; M F Saint-Marc Girardin; B Meduri; C Liguory; D Dhumeaux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endoscopy     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0013-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Endoscopy     Publication Date:  1986 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-18     Completed Date:  1987-02-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215166     Medline TA:  Endoscopy     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Biliary Tract*
Cholangitis / etiology*
Cholestasis, Intrahepatic / etiology,  therapy*
Drainage / methods*
Equipment Failure*
Neoplasms / complications
Palliative Care
Prosthesis Failure*

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