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Keywords:

  • Small bowel obstruction;
  • gallstone ileus;
  • enterolithotomy

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.