Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
Fracture of a Colonic Self-expandable Metallic Stent in Malignant Colonic Obstruction
Akinari TakaoTaku TabataKoichi KoizumiGo KuwataSatomi ShibataMakiko MoriKazuro ChibaSawako KurumaTomoko OnishiTakashi FujiwaraTerumi KamisawaJunko FujiwaraTakeo ArakawaKumiko MommaTatsu ShimoyamaKeiichi Takahashi
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2018 Volume 57 Issue 3 Pages 329-332


Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) are used for the management of malignant colorectal obstruction. A patient who underwent colonic uncovered SEMS insertion for extraluminal stenosis in the splenic flexure of the transverse colon due to advanced gastric cancer is herein reported. The patient presented with a fracture of the colonic SEMS 494 days after SEMS insertion. Although various complications of stenting have previously been reported, the details of fractures of colonic SEMSs have not yet been reported. Because the improvement in the prognosis for patients who undergo palliative SEMS insertion leads to long-term SEMS placement, diverse complications can thus be expected, and new events like stent fracture are expected to increase in the future.

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