Recurrent gallstone ileus: case report and literature review

Pronio, Annamaria and Piroli, Silvia and Caporilli, Daniela and Ciamberlano, Bernardo and Coluzzi, M. and Castellucci, G. and Vestri, Anna Rita and Pitasi, F. and Montesani, Chiara (2013) Recurrent gallstone ileus: case report and literature review. Il giornale di chirurgia, 34 (1/2). pp. 35-37. ISSN 1971-145X

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The gallstone ileus is a rare complication of cholelithiasis and it represents the 1-4% of small intestinal mechanical obstruction. Gallstone is generally wedged in the terminal ileum, even if unusual locations have been described. The literature reports a very high morbidity and mortality, often because misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. There is no unique opinion in literature about the choice between one-stage and two-stage surgery. We report a clinical case that summarizes the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties of gallstone ileus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gallstone ileus - Cholelithiasis - Cholecysto-duodenal fistula - Surgery
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 08:16
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 08:16

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