Laparoscopic treatment of gallstone ileus

Bircan H. Y., Koc B., ÖZÇELİK Ü., Kemik O., Demirag A.

Clinical Medicine Insights: Case Reports, vol.7, pp.75-77, 2014 (Scopus) identifier identifier


Gallstone ileus is a rare complication of cholelithiasis that has high morbidity and mortality. An intestinal obstruction can be caused by migration of a large gallstone through a biliary enteric fistula or by impaction within the intestinal tract. In this study, we present the case of an 81-year-old woman with a mechanical bowel obstruction by a gallstone that was treated by laparoscopy. © the authors, publisher and licensee libertas academica limited.