How can a large gallstone give rise to chronic diarrhoea?

Parente, F.; Colli, A.; Costa, M.; Bargiggia, S.; Greco, S.
January 2009
Gut;Jan2009, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p24
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 78-year old man who complained of chronic diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss persisting for three months. Physical examination was conducted and found out that the patient appeared to be malnourished. Initial evaluation suggested that intestinal malabsorption was the possible underlying mechanism for the chronic diarrhea. The patient underwent colonoscopy with retrograde ileoscopy to investigate the possibility of an inflammatory bowel disease.


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