Migrating coil

Kai Rou Tey, Avin Aggarwal, Bhaskar Banerjee

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We describe a rare case of a 60-year-old man with known history of peptic ulcer disease who presented with melena and epigastric pain secondary to coil migration into duodenal mucosa 4 years after the initial therapeutic embolisation of the gastroduodenal artery. Upper endoscopy revealed oozing duodenal ulcer at the same site of the previously located duodenal ulcer 4 years ago and metal coil impacted at the duodenal mucosa. It is unclear if the coil migration is the effect or the cause of the bleeding duodenal ulcer. Our patient was treated by surgical intervention due to failed endoscopic haemostasis and medical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere218207
JournalBMJ case reports
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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