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Title: Gallstone ileus in the Jordanian Royal Medical Services in a 10-year period
Authors: Jarbou, S.M.
Al Hammouri, F.A.
Keywords: Cholelithiasis
Intestinal Obstruction
Issue Date: 2000
Relation: EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (5-6), 1117-1121, 2000
Language: English
Abstract: Six patients [5 women and 1 man, with a median age of 71 years] were operated on for gallstone ileus in the 10-year period 1988-98. The diagnosis was made before operation in 2 patients. The obstructing stones were located in the terminal ileum in 3 patients and in the proximal ileum or jejunum in 3 patients. Choledochoduodenal fistula was present in all patients. A single-stage procedure [removal of the impacted stone, fistula repair and cholecystectomy] was performed in 1 patient, enterolithotomy alone in 4 patients and resection of part of the intestine where the stone was impacted with primary anastomosis performed in 1 patient. In the postoperative period, 2 patients developed infection of the wound and 2 patients developed deep vein thrombosis; 1 of these died of pulmonary embolism
Description: 1117-1121
Subject: Intestinal Obstruction
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118977
ISSN: 1020-3397
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