• Ana Rita Martins Assistente Hospitalar de Cirurgia Geral, Hospital São Francisco Xavier do Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6692-4498
  • Joana Frazão Internato Complementar de Cirurgia Geral, Hospital Fernando Fonseca http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2133-1434
  • Bruno Pinto Assistente Hospital em Cirurgia Geral, Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE
  • António Godinho Assistente Hospital Graduado em Cirurgia Geral, Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE
  • Vítor Nunes Assistente Hospital Graduado Sénior em Cirurgia Geral, Diretor de Serviço, Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE


The use of biliary stent has become increasingly common in clinical practice. Sigmoid colon perforation from a migrated biliary stent is a rare complication. A high level of suspicion is essential for an adequate diagnosis, in which surgery have an essential role. We present a case of choledocholithiasis treated by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with a biliary plastic stent placement. Subsequently, presents to the Emergency Department with sigmoid colon perforation from migrated biliary stent. The patient was proposed to emergent laparotomy and Hartmann ́s operation was performed.


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How to Cite
MARTINS, Ana Rita et al. A A RARE CAUSE OF COLONIC PERFORATION. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], mar. 2023. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/894>. Date accessed: 01 oct. 2023. doi: https://doi.org/10.34635/rpc.894.
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