Acute obstruction of the afferent loop caused by an enterolith

  title={Acute obstruction of the afferent loop caused by an enterolith},
  author={Enrico Capaccio and Flavio Zuccarino and Cristina Gauglio and Fabio Pretolesi and Lorenzo Egildo Derchi},
  journal={Emergency Radiology},
Afferent loop obstruction is a relatively rare but significant complication of Billroth II gastrojejunostomy. We report the imaging findings in a patient in whom obstruction presented acutely and was due to the presence of an enterolith. CT showed dilatation of both the main pancreatic duct and the biliary ducts, and a markedly dilated afferent loop within which a 5-cm mass was present. The lesion had a heterogeneous, laminated appearance and did not show any contrast enhancement. Edema of… CONTINUE READING
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