Endo clip or haemo clip

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


58 year old male for abdominal pain.Post - operative KUB radiograph.

Patient Data

Age: 58
Gender: Male

Can you name the clips in right upper quadrant. How was the clip placed ? What should radiologist know about it ?

Modality: X-ray

Post surgical skin staples.

Cholecystectomy clips.

Endo clip or hemo clip is seen overlying right upper quadrant. It was placed by upper endoscopy.

Modality: X-ray

The endoclip has since passed out of bowel. The endoclip is usually defecated out. So when you see it moving in KUB radiograph it is usually normal.

Modality: Annotated image

This clip has a central opening unlike the adjoining cholecystectomy clips.It is placed by endoscopy. 

Case Discussion

These clips are placed endoscopically for bleeding vessels and mucosal lesions within upper and lower GI tract.

I have seen it used to anchor the oesophageal wall stent to mucosa in our hospital.

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Case Information

rID: 38971
Case created: 13th Aug 2015
Last edited: 7th Mar 2016
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