[Acute obstruction of the colon secondary to biliary lithiasis].

  title={[Acute obstruction of the colon secondary to biliary lithiasis].},
  author={A P{\'e}rez Morera and Dolores P{\'e}rez D{\'i}az and M Calvo Serrano and M L de Fuenmayor Valera and R Mart{\'i}n Merino and Fernando Tur{\'e}gano Fuentes and M Trinchet Hern{\'a}ndez and Fernando Mu{\~n}oz Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva},
  volume={88 11},
Gallstone ileus is an unusual cause of mechanical obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract; but obstruction of the colon by a gallstone is an even more rare event, and there are few references in the literature. We describe the cases of two elderly women who were admitted to the Emergency Service with a mechanical obstruction of the colon and air in the biliary tract. A barium-enema examination showed the presence of a foreign body in the sigmoid colon; this was found to be a gallstone in a… CONTINUE READING