Gallstone ileus

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[edit] Discussion

  • Gallstone ileus refers to small bowel obstruction resulting from the impaction of one or more gallstones after they have migrated through a cholecystoenteric fistula.
  • Gallstone ileus is a rare disease and accounts for about 1−3% of mechanic ileus of the small bowel, but for 25% of all small bowel obstructions in patients older than 65 years

[edit] Imaging Findings

  • Small bowel obstruction secondary to gallstone(s) impacted in the small bowel.

[edit] Images

Patient #1: CT images demonstrate a gallstone ileus

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