Gastric outlet obstruction secondary to biliary calculi: 2 cases of Bouveret syndrome

Craig O'Neill, Patrick Colquhoun*, Christopher M. Schlachta, Roya Etemad-Rezai, Shiva Jayaraman

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Gallstone ileus is an uncommon cause of small-bowel obstruction, accounting for about 1%-4% of cases.(1,2) Although the most common location for intestinal obstruction by a biliary calculus is the terminal ileum, obstruction infrequently occurs more proximally. In rare cases, gallstones migrate into the duodenum through a cholecystoduodenal fistula and become impacted, producing gastric outlet obstruction. This syndrome was originally described in 1896 by Bouveret.(3) Our report describes 2 cases of Bouveret syndrome, their surgical management and clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E16-E18
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes



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