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gallstone ileus

Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Jacques Devière
In Bouveret's syndrome, a biliary stone obstructs the duodenum. Surgical treatment is plagued by high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, endoscopic treatment has become a first-line approach. Areas covered: A literature search of Medline and Google Scholar databases was performed using the terms endoscopic treatment, non-operative treatment, Bouveret's syndrome, and gallstone ileus. Sixty-one cases of successful endoscopic treatment were found over the period 1978-2016 and are summarized herein. Therapeutic modalities used in 52 patients with complete success included mechanical lithotripsy (40% of cases), electrohydraulic lithotripsy (21% of cases), extraction of the intact stone and laser lithotripsy (15% of cases each), extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy and duodenal stenting (4% of cases each)...
October 5, 2016: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Lorena Brandariz Gil, Tamara Fernández de Miguel, José Perea
Gallstone ileus is an exceptional complication among billiary diseases. It is defined as an intestinal obstruction caused by a gallstone as it passes through a bilio-digestive fistula. This is disease with high morbi-mortality, and whose main contributing factors are the advanced age of the patients, comorbidities and the delayed diagnosis. Most of the times, it is a postoperative diagnosis and a high clinical suspicion is essential for an early diagnosis. In patients with gallstone ileus the abdominal X-ray is frequently nonspecific and to observe a complete Rigler triad is exceptional...
September 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Stéphane Bourgouin, Gatien Lamblin, Pauline Rose, Ludivine Gan, Paul Balandraud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 6, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Eder Alejandro Sánchez-Pérez, Sinuhé Álvarez-Álvarez, Marco Antonio Madrigal-Téllez, Gabriela Elaine Gutiérrez-Uvalle, Jorge Enrique Ramírez-Velásquez, Luis Mauricio Hurtado-López
BACKGROUND: Gallstone ileus is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction (1-4%). It results from the migration of a gallstone through a bilio-enteric fistula. Treatment begins with fluid therapy, followed by enterolithotomy, fistula closure, and cholecystectomy. OBJECTIVES: To determine the clinical presentation in patients with gallstone ileus and subsequent medical -surgical management outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational, descriptive and transversal study was conducted on patients diagnosed with intestinal obstruction secondary to a gallstone ileus from May 2013 to October 2014...
August 23, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
Yvonne Ying-Ru Ng, James Chi-Yong Ngu, Andrew Siang-Yih Wong
BACKGROUND: Although adhesions account for more than 70% of small bowel obstruction (SBO), they are thought to be less likely aetiologies in patients without previous abdominal surgery. Expedient surgery has historically been advocated as prudent management in these patients. Emerging evidence appears to challenge such a dogmatic approach. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed in all SBO patients with a virgin abdomen admitted between January 2012 and August 2014...
August 25, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Georgios Sahsamanis, Konstantinos Maltezos, Panagiotis Dimas, Alexandros Tassos, Christos Mouchasiris
INTRODUCTION: Gallstone bowel obstruction is a rare form of mechanical ileus usually presenting in elderly patients, and is associated with chronic or acute cholecystitis episodes. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of an 80year old female with abdominal pain, inability to defecate and recurrent episodes of diarrhea for the past 8 months. CT examination uncovered a cholecystoduodenal fistula along with gas in the gall bladder and the presence of a ≥2cm gallstone inside the small bowel lumen causing obstruction...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Giulia Artioli, Margherita Muri, Francesco Emanuele Praticò, Emanuele Angela Marcantoni, Silvia Eleonora Gazzani, Silvia Lana, Emanuele Bacchini, Giovanni Capretti, Maurizio Muri, Tito Torri
Gallstone ileus is a rare case of mechanical intestinal obstruction observed in patients with history of cholelithiasis or cholecystitis. Its diagnosis is difficult and it is characterized by high mortality rate. Diagnostic Imaging plays an important role in the management of patients with suspected gallstone ileus because an early diagnosis could reduce the mortality. Abdominal Computed Tomography (CT) is the preferred modality because of its rapid diagnosis. Surgery remains the gold standard treatment.
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Takuya Shiraishi, Naoki Tomizawa, Tatsumasa Andoh, Kazuhisa Arakawa, Yasuaki Enokida, Naoya Ozawa
Gallstone ileus is a rare mechanical bowel obstruction, and previously reported cases have been treated laparoscopically with good results. Although transvaginal hybrid NOTES without a minilaparotomy has been reported to decrease the incidence of surgical wound complications, to our knowledge, this procedure has not been used previously to treat gallstone ileus. We present a case of a 63-year-old woman who underwent transvaginal hybrid NOTES procedure for treatment of gallstone ileus. This case was admitted to our hospital following acute-onset abdominal pain and vomiting...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Anne Iudicello, Jan Vanstiphout, Tom Verbelen
We present the case of a recurrent gallstone ileus in a 76-year old female patient, which presented at our emergency department on January 15th 2015. In both episodes (January 16th and February 1st, 2015), only a simple enterotomy with stone extraction was performed. One year later, she is fully recovered and in good health. Recurrent gallstone ileus most often occurs in elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities. In our aging population, its prevalence is expected to increase. Because of the vague, intermittent symptoms, diagnosis of gallstone ileus is often delayed, contributing to its high mortality rate...
June 2, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Beatriz Marenco-de la Cuadra, José Antonio López-Ruiz, Luis Tallón-Aguilar, José López-Pérez, Fernando Oliva-Mompeán
BACKGROUND: A gallstone colonic ileus is a very rare condition. CLINICAL CASE: The case is reported of an 87 year-old patient who came to the Emergency Department due to an intestinal obstruction of several days onset, which was caused by a gallstone affected sigmoid colon. CONCLUSION: Colonic gallstone ileus is a rare disease that usually occurs in older patients due to the passage of large gallstone directly from the gallbladder to colon, through a cholecystocolonic fistula...
July 13, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
María Victoria Vieiro Medina, Ramón Gómez Sanz, Eneida Bra Insa, Iván Domínguez Sánchez, Marta de la Fuente Bartolomé, David Díaz Pérez, Oana Anisa Nutu, Felipe de la Cruz Vigo
We present the case of a 69 year old woman with a history of cholecystitis, who consulted for severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Abdominal CT showed duodenal obstruction caused by a gallstone, cholecystoduodenal fistula and pneumobilia, what is known as Bouveret's syndrome, a rare form of gallstone ileus. Additionally, she presented free duodenal and vesicular perforation to retroperitoneum at the same level of the cholecystoduodenal transit point. The patient underwent a difficult cholecystectomy, enterolithotomy, repair of the duodenal defect, extensive washing and drainage of the retroperitoneum...
June 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
H Jayamanne, J Brown, B M Stephenson
Parastomal hernias are common and often asymptomatic. We report the first known case in which later, acute symptoms developed owing to gallstone ileus in a sac containing both omentum and small bowel. Urgent computed tomography established the diagnosis.
September 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Mauro Zago, Samantha Bozzo, Andrea Centurelli, Alessandro Giovanelli, Michele Ciocca Vasino
AIM: To report about an additional case of biliary ileus after bariatric surgery is reported and extensively reviewing the literature on this topic. MATERIAL OF STUDY: We reviewed the literature and found three cases of gallstone ileus (GI) that occurred after bariatric surgery. DISCUSSION: A 41 year old patient presented a GI eight years after a biliointestinal bypass (BIB) for morbid obesity. The patient complained of abdominal pain for two weeks...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
P Kocián, M Bocková, J Schwarz
UNLABELLED: Bouveret syndrome is a gastric outlet obstruction caused by impaction of a gallstone that passes through a cholecystoduodenal or cholecystogastric fistula. It is a rare disease, most common in elderly women with multiple comorbidities and high surgical risk. The diagnosis can be made either radiologically or endoscopically. Endoscopic extraction is the preferred therapeutic option. Surgical intervention is indicated when endoscopic methods fail. We describe a case of Bouveret syndrome in a 79 years old woman...
2016: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Luis Franco-Avilés, Héctor Tonalli Arce-Guridi, Ulises Mercado
BACKGROUND: Bouveret's syndrome is defined as gastric outlet obstruction caused by duodenal impaction of a gallstone which passes into the duodenal bulb through a cholecystoduodenal fistula. CLINICAL CASE: We reported the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented intermittent epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss of 2-months duration. The patient admitted alcohol and methamphetamine abuse. She had not fever, dehydration or jaundice. Amylase, electrolytes, enzymes, and creatinine level were within normal limits...
July 2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
Enhui Yong, Ting Fung Chiu, Hussein Kamel, Enming Yong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Saif Al-Mudares, Mohamed Kurer, Renol M Koshy, Ayman El-Menyar
BACKGROUND: Gallstone ileus is a rare complication of chronic calcular cholecystitis and an uncommon etiological entity responsible for mechanical intestinal obstruction. The most common obstructed part is the narrow terminal ileum, whereas the jejunum is rarely affected. The gallstone is postulated to reach the small bowel by gradual erosion from the gall bladder, most commonly into the duodenum, forming a cholecysto-duodenal fistula. CASE REPORT: Herein, we report a 72-year-old male who presented with intestinal obstruction of a 5-day duration, with a clinical diagnosis of an irreducible inguinal hernia...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
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This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal ( The report has been retracted at the request of the authors. Following notification by the family of the patient covered by this case report it was discovered and confirmed by an institutional investigation that the report contained serious reporting errors including the confusion of the case with another case that was structurally different. The authors apologise sincerely to the family of the patient for the error and distress caused by the publication...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Vignesh Narasimhan, Geraldine Ooi, Damien Loh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 8, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
James W T Toh, Hasitha Balasuriya, Peter Stewart
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September 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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