1Sakarya University Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Sakarya, Turkey
2Sakarya University Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, Sakarya, Turkey
Self-expanding metallic stent is useful in esophageal perforations, trachea-esophageal fistulas, benign esophageal strictures, and unresectable esophageal cancers. However, self-expanding metallic stent itself has the risk of mucosal necrosis with subsequent perforation and /or trachea-esophageal fistula development –particularly- in long-term usage. Further, gastro-esophageal reflux, stent occlusion, stent migration and intestinal obstruction are other common complications. We report surgical management of a case whose self-expanding metallic stent migrated from the esophagojejunostomy anastomosis towards to the jejunal Y-limp.
Keywords: Esophageal carcinoma; perforation; self-expanding metallic stent; stent migration