Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

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

Gallstone Ileus: A forgotten rare cause of intestinal obstruction


Omar Al-Obaid 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Al-Obaid O. Gallstone Ileus: A forgotten rare cause of intestinal obstruction.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2007;13:39-42


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Al-Obaid O. Gallstone Ileus: A forgotten rare cause of intestinal obstruction. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Dec 1 ];13:39-42
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