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Unusual presentation of intussusception: Gallstone ileus.

Authors
  • Simon, M A1
  • Iyer, S2
  • Hassan, I N2
  • Chhabra, S2
  • 1 RWJBH - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, 07039, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 RWJBH - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, 07039, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiography (London, England : 1995)
Publication Date
May 01, 2021
Volume
27
Issue
2
Pages
740–742
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2020.09.005
PMID: 32943353
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Gallstone ileus is a rare pathology, occurring in an estimated 0.5% of cases, which preferentially affect females and the elderly population. This rare pathology is the result of a fistulous connection between the bowel and gallbladder. This connection allows gallstones to pass into the bowel leading to mechanical obstruction. On rare occasions the enteric gallstone can act as a lead point causing intussusception. We present a rare case of intussusception secondary to gallstone ileus in a young, relatively asymptomatic patient. CT played a critical role in diagnosis and appropriate management of our patient. Copyright © 2020 The College of Radiographers. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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