Gallstone ileus: A possible cause of bowel obstruction in the elderly population

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INTRODUCTION Gallstone ileus (GI) is characterized by a mechanical occlusion of the ileal lumen as a result of migration of one or more gallstones in the intestinal tract. Less than 1-4% of all cases of intestinal obstruction are derived from this etiology (1,2,3). CASE REPORT We present a case of small intestinal obstruction owing to a large gallstone in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.01.010

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