Iatrogenic Portobiliary Fistula following Endoscopic Biliary Stent Placement: A Case Series and Review of the Literature
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Iatrogenic portobiliary fistula is a rare adverse event following endoscopic biliary stent placement. Damage to the portal vein following endoscopic biliary stent placement has previously only been reported as single case reports. Management has ranged from conservative monitoring to surgery. Here, the authors present 4 cases of inadvertent endoscopic placement of a biliary stent into the portal vein. Interventional radiology was called to assist in the management of each of these cases. The experience presented here in conjunction with review of the previously reported cases helps shed light on potential management strategies if this adverse event is encountered in the future.
Fairchild, Alexandra H.; Lessne, Mark; Hanif, Sameul; Dhand, Sabeen; Chauhan, Shailendra S.; Vrochides, Dionisios; and Ferral, Hector, "Iatrogenic Portobiliary Fistula following Endoscopic Biliary Stent Placement: A Case Series and Review of the Literature" (2022). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 486.