The unusual presentation of “large” gallstones: The diagnostic role of endoscopy

K. Rajender Reddy, Jeffrey B. Raskin, Howard D. Manten, Alan S. Livingstone, Joe Levi, Lennox J Jeffers, Eugene R. Schiff

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Abstract

Large gallstones are usually seen in old people, but are distinctly uncommon. They may cause complicated gallbladder disease requiring extensive surgery. Unusual presentations of such stones including Mirizzi's syndrome, biliary fistulas, and gastric outlet obstruction (Bouveret's syndrome). Preoperative endoscopy can accurately define these complications to facilitate their surgical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical gastroenterology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1986

Keywords

  • Cholelithiasis
  • Endoscopy
  • Fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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