Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032

 

Volkan İnce, Sertaç Usta, Bülent Ünal, Mehmet Yılmaz

İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Malatya, Türkiye

Abstract

Gallstones are rare causes of intestinal obstruction. Mechanical obstruction occurs by impaction of large gallstones in the gastrointestinal tract following entry via a bilio-enteric or choledocho-enteric fistula, thought to occur as a result of recurrent cholecystitis. The duty of surgeons in the treatment of these patients is to resolve the patient's complaint and eliminate the underlying pathology. A 54 year old male patient admitted for intermittent obstruction was successfully treated by single stage surgery for incidental Meckel diverticulum and gallstone ileus.

Keywords: Gallstone ileus, Meckel diverticulum