TITLE

Enterolith: An Unusual Cause of Afferent Loop Obstruction

AUTHOR(S)
Yu-Wen Tien; Po-Huang Lee; King-Jen Chang
PUB. DATE
May 1999
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;May1999, Vol. 94 Issue 5, p1391
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Most cases of enterolith have been reported in association with the diverticula of small bowel. We report here a case of a patient in whom a huge enterolith developed in the afferent loop of Billroth II anastomosis with ensuing obturation obstruction. The enterolith was clearly shown on the preoperative abdominal computed tomograph and was removed through a duodenotomy. The postulated mechanism of the enterolith formation ix impaired duodenal evacuatory motor activity due to previous gastrectomy.
ACCESSION #
16070919

 

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