Author(s): Chuah P.S.; Curtis J.; Hikmat D.; Chawla S.; Misra N.
Source: Abdominal Radiology; Apr 2017; vol. 42 (no. 4); p. 1169-1175
Publication Date: Apr 2017
Publication Type(s): Review
Abstract:We present a pictorial review of a range of typical and atypical cases of gallstone ileus (GI), across a wide range of imaging modalities. GI is a complication of gallstone disease causing mechanical intestinal obstruction due to impaction of gallstone in the gastrointestinal tract. The spectrum of presentation can vary enormously, and we highlight the importance of accurate imaging diagnosis of GI especially early use of computed tomography. This will lead to timely and appropriate surgical intervention with the potential avoidance of unnecessary outcomes. The ambition of pictorial synopsis is to make the radiologists to be more vigilant to the common and more obscure imaging findings of GI.Copyright © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York.