Treatment of gallstone ileus by single stage surgery of a patient with incidental Meckel diverticulum: A case report
Volkan İnce, Sertaç Usta, Bülent Ünal, Mehmet Yılmaz
İnönü Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Malatya, Türkiye
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