• Symptomatic stent cast.

      Keohane, John; Moore, Michael; O'Mahony, Seamus; Crosbie, Orla; Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cork University Hospital, Cork,, Ireland. keohanejohn@gmail.com (2012-02-03)
      Biliary stent occlusion is a major complication of endoscopic stent insertion and results in repeat procedures. Various theories as to the etiology have been proposed, the most frequently studied is the attachment of gram negative bacteria within the stent. Several studies have shown prolongation of stent patency with antibiotic prophylaxis. We report the case of stent occlusion from a cast of a previously inserted straight biliary stent; a "stent cast" in an 86-year-old woman with obstructive jaundice. This was retrieved with the lithotrypter and she made an uneventful recovery. This is the first reported case of a biliary stent cast.