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Gallstone Ileus: A Rare Cause of Intestinal Obstruction

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Author(s): Hitendra K Desai | Bharat C Rathva | Prakash V Chauhan | Rajesh D Patel | Rajnish R Patel

Journal: National Journal of Medical Research
ISSN 2249-4995

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1.000;
Start page: 90;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Gall stone | intestinal obstruction

ABSTRACT
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, intra-operative findings, operative procedure and literature review are presented. [Natl J of Med Res 2013; 3(1.000): 90-92]
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