Less is more: an outcome assessment of patients operated for gallstone ileus without fistula treatment

BACKGROUND The treatment of gallstone ileus (GI) consists of surgical removal of the impacted bilestone with or without cholecystectomy and repair of the biliodigestive fistula. The objective of this study was to assess whether sparing patients a definitive biliary procedure adversely influenced the outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with a diagnosis… CONTINUE READING