Gallstone ileus

Samarkos, Michael; Makrygianni, Virginia
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/15/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 2, p203
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of an 80-year-old man who was admitted to the emergency department for having a 1-day history of nausea, vomiting and epigastric pain. The patient was given broad-spectrum antibiotics and intravenous fluids. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen showed that the patient had air in the biliary tree and a radiopaque gallstone in the small intestine. The urgent enterolithotomy performed with the patient failed.


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