Severe complications with irreversible electroporation of the pancreas in the presence of a metallic stent: a warning of a procedure that never should be performed.
2014 (English)In: Acta Radiologica Short Reports, ISSN 0303-464X, E-ISSN 2047-9816, Vol. 3, no 11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is an ablation technique that is being investigated as a potential treatment of pancreatic cancer. However, many of these patients have a metallic stent in the bile duct, which is recognized as a contraindication for IRE ablation. We report a case in which an IRE ablation in the region of the pancreatic head was performed on a patient with a metallic stent which led to severe complications. After the treatment, the patient suffered from several complications including perforation of the duodenum and transverse colon, and bleeding from a branch of the superior mesenteric artery which eventually lead to her death. Therefore, we believe it is important to be aware of this if an IRE ablation close to a metallic stent is considered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 3, no 11
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-266551DOI: 10.1177/2047981614556409PubMedID: 25535573OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-266551DiVA: diva2:868327