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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013, Article ID 359871, 5 pages
Case Report

Gallstone Ileus of the Colon: Leave No Stone Unturned

1Atrium Medical Center, Department of General Surgery, Henri Dunantstraat 5 6419 PC Heerlen, The Netherlands
2Atrium Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Henri Dunantstraat 5 6419 PC Heerlen, The Netherlands

Received 3 June 2013; Accepted 5 July 2013

Academic Editors: D. J. Bentrem, S. H. Ein, B. Tokar, and F. Turégano

Copyright © 2013 P. B. Salemans et al. 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.


A case of gallstone ileus of the colon with illustrative pictures is presented, making the physicians more aware of this rare entity. Furthermore, the use of imaging modalities for diagnosis and decision making in management strategy is discussed.