Colonic self-expandable metal stent

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Known history of colonic metastatic carcinoma.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Abdominal radiographs demonstrating a massive hepatomegaly. Bowel gas distribution is unremarkable, no dilation or signs of obstruction. There is a metallic stent within the left colon. 

CT images showing the multiple metastatic deposits promoting a massive hepatomegaly. The colonic primary tumour within the left flexure is seen with a metallic extent preserving the lumen. Metastatic lung nodules are also present, partially contemplated in those images. 

Case Discussion

Self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are present in different models and suitable for different clinical purposes. This example shows a colonic stent preventing the primary tumour of obstructing the bowel lumen causing obstruction. 

For a broad review on what types of devices you can find when reporting an abdominal radiograph, please refer to the article to medical devices in the abdomen and pelvis

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Case information

rID: 44123
Case created: 7th Apr 2016
Last edited: 9th Apr 2016
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