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[Bouveret syndrome].

Authors
  • Akert, F
  • Medina, A
  • Altorfer, J
  • Pirovino, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift
Publication Date
Sep 24, 1983
Volume
113
Issue
38
Pages
1346–1349
Identifiers
PMID: 6635633
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Bouveret syndrome, a rare form of gallstone ileus predominantly encountered in elderly female patients, is clinically characterized by the sequelae of duodenal obstruction. Two patients observed within one year are presented and the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the disease are discussed. The surgical treatment of choice is one-stage removal of stone, closure of fistula and cholecystectomy completed by a careful search for residual stones in the small and large intestine.

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