Gallstone Ileus Post-cholecystectomy
2015 (English)In: Acta Chirurgica Belgica, ISSN 0001-5458, Vol. 115, no 2, 159-161 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Gallstone ileus is a rather rare condition and in most cases it involves a cholecysto-enteric fistula, through which a gallstone passes into the bowel. If the gallstone is large enough it may obstruct the bowel and a gallstone ileus emerges. In the presented case, the patient was subjected to a cholecystectomy over 40 years ago, but despite this, he developed a gallstone ileus. A gallstone that obstructed the small bowel was suspected with computed tomography and confirmed with exploratory laparotomy. Although a few cases of gallstone ileus after cholecystectomy are described in the literature, our case describes a unique pathogenic mechanism.
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2015. Vol. 115, no 2, 159-161 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256142ISI: 000354506500011PubMedID: 26021951OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-256142DiVA: diva2:824710