Gallstone Ileus Caused by Migration of Gallstone Through Cholecystoduodenal Fistula Resulting in Small Bowel Obstruction
choledochoduodenal fistula, cholelithiasis, enterolithotomy, gallstone ileus, small-bowel obstruction
Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine
Gallstone ileus is a rare condition characterized by mechanical obstruction of the intestine due to gallstone impaction. Diagnosis is based on clinical history, symptoms, and characteristic Computed Tomography (CT) scan findings. Treatment typically involves surgical extraction of gallstones, with laparoscopy as an effective and potentially safer approach. Here, we describe a case of an 84-year-old woman with gallstone ileus presenting with small bowel obstruction.
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Chauhan S, Zackria R, Trad G, Wojtanowski A, Ryan JK. Gallstone Ileus Caused by Migration of Gallstone Through Cholecystoduodenal Fistula Resulting in Small Bowel Obstruction. Cureus. 2023;15(4):e37962. doi:10.7759/cureus.37962