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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-42

Gallstone Ileus: A forgotten rare cause of intestinal obstruction


Department of Surgery, College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Omar Al-Obaid
King Khalid University Hospital, Department of Surgery, P. O. Box 7805 (37), Riyadh 11472
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.30465

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Gallstone ileus is an uncommon complication of cholelithiasis, with a high morbidity and mortality rate - usually related to the delayed diagnosis of intestinal obstruction. Diagnosing gallstone ileus needs a high index of suspicion. A case of a gallstone ileus is reported. The clinical presentation, radiological features, intraoperative findings, operative procedure and literature review are presented.


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