CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 251–253

Cholecystoduodenal fistula: A complication of inserted self-expandable metallic bilitary stents

  • Hirotoshi Nishida
  • Hiroki Inoue
  • Kazuto Ueno
  • Yukitaka Nagata
  • Takeshi Kato
  • Nobuaki Miyazono
  • Masayuki Nakajo
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/s002709900256

Cite this article as:
Nishida, H., Inoue, H., Ueno, K. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (1998) 21: 251. doi:10.1007/s002709900256

Abstract

We encountered a case of hepatic hilar cholangiocarcinoma resulting in cholecystoduodenal fistula after insertion of self-expandable metallic biliary stents (EMBSs). To our knowledge, there has been no report of cholecystoduodenal fistula after insertion of EMBSs. This case suggests that immediate gallbladder decompression may be necessary if acute cholecystitis occurs after insertion of EMBSs.

Key words

Biliary endoprosthesesMetallic sentsComplicationCholecystoduodenal fistula

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirotoshi Nishida
    • 1
  • Hiroki Inoue
    • 1
  • Kazuto Ueno
    • 1
  • Yukitaka Nagata
    • 1
  • Takeshi Kato
    • 1
  • Nobuaki Miyazono
    • 1
  • Masayuki Nakajo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineKagoshima UniversityKagoshima City, KagoshimaJapan