Small bowel obstruction
Article first published online: 6 OCT 2013
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Clinical Case Reports
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 100–101, December 2013
How to Cite
Clinical Case Reports 2013; 1(2): 100–101
- Issue published online: 12 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 6 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 31 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 21 JUN 2013
- Small bowel obstruction;
- gallstone ileus;
Key Clinical Message
Gallstone ileus is a rare complication of cholelithiasis, but an established cause of mechanical small bowel obstruction in elderly patients. It is associated with high morbidity and mortality as most patients are elderly with multiple comorbidities. Surgery of choice is enterolithotomy.