Gallstone ileus without pneumobilia

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Acute abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Small bowel obstruction secondary to large obstructing gallbladder stone. 

Case Discussion

This is a case of gallstone ileus where unusually there is no pneumobilia or cholecystic gas present. The CT was initially reported as small bowel obstruction seceondary to intussusception, however a 3.3cm obstructing gallstone (with internal gas) was found at surgery.   

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Case information

rID: 9471
Published: 22nd Apr 2010
Last edited: 27th Sep 2017
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