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Portal Vein Occlusion after Biliary Metal Stent Placement in Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

By Kyung Hee Woo, Jin Bae Kim, Yoon Jung Chang, Hyo Jung Kim, Il Hyun Baek, Jin Seok Ko, Ji Young Woo, Hong Dae Kim and Myung Seok Lee


Acute symptomatic portal vein obstruction related to biliary stenting is an extremely rare but life-threatening complication. This usually occurs in patients with either tumor invasion into the portal vein or pre-existing portal vein thrombus. Therefore, the portal vein should be carefully evaluated before placing a biliary metallic stent in such patients. We describe a case of acute portal vein obstruction after placing metallic biliary stents in a patient with a periductal-infiltrating type of hilar cholangiocarcinoma

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: The Korean Society of Gastroenterology; the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver; the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility; Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases; Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research; Korean Society of Pancreatobiliary Diseases
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