Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1997 / Article

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Volume 11 |Article ID 182768 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1997/182768

Franzjosef Schweiger, Rowen Shinder, "Duodenal Obstruction by a Gallstone (Bouveret's Syndrome) Managed by Endoscopic Stone Extraction: A Case Report and Review", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 11, Article ID 182768, 4 pages, 1997. https://doi.org/10.1155/1997/182768

Duodenal Obstruction by a Gallstone (Bouveret's Syndrome) Managed by Endoscopic Stone Extraction: A Case Report and Review

Received13 Dec 1996
Accepted17 Apr 1997

Abstract

Gastric outlet obstruction caused by a large gallstone in the duodenum or pylorus (Bouveret's syndrome) is a rare complication of gallstone disease. The presenting symptoms are often nonspecific and include nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain and a history of gallbladder disease. Although the diagnosis is established only at surgery in many cases, preoperative recognition by imaging techniques and endoscopy is desirable. Surgical treatment aims at removal of the ectopic gallstone, closure of the fistula and cholecystectomy. A case of Bouveret's syndrome is presented where endoscopic extraction of the duodenal gallstone was accomplished providing definitive treatment for this patient.

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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