Gallstone ileus

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Modality: CT

Small bowel obstruction with calcified gallstone within the small bowel. 

Case Discussion

Gallstone ileus occurs in setting of chronic cholecystitis or following multiple ERCPs. Risk increases with age.

Classical findings: small bowel obstruction; gas in biliary tree; large ectopic gallstone (Rigler triad). Other findings: collapsed gallbladder; gas in gallbladder. 

Credit: Dr Marina-Portia Anthony.

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Case Information

rID: 36012
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 26th Oct 2015
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