SpyGlass Pancreatoscopy and Successful Retrieval of a Proximally Migrated Pancreatic Stent; Unusual Case and Technical Tips

Aliraza Rahimi, Fardad Ejtehadi


Pancreatic stent proximal migration is a well known complication of pancreatic duct stenting, which occurs in about 5-6% of cases. Serious complications should be avoided by retrieval of the stent via different endoscopic techniques. We report a new technique previously reported only once (in a pancreatic duct with underlying pathology), to remove the proximally migrated pancreatic stent in a normal pancreatic duct  by SpyGlass Direct Visualization System (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts, USA) and SpyBite Forceps (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts, USA).


Pancreatic stent; ERCP; Cholangioscopy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/middle%20east%20j%20di.v8i3.1648