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Enterolith causing acute afferent loop syndrome after Billroth II gastrectomy: a case report.

Abstract
Enterolith is a rare cause of afferent loop obstruction following Billroth II gastrectomy. We report a case of acute afferent loop syndrome (ALS) due to a huge enterolith, necessitating prompt surgery. The clinical pattern may mimic acute cholangitis and/or pancreatitis. Delayed diagnosis may result in severe complications such as bowel ischemia or perforation. Only 14 reported cases of enterolith causing afferent loop obstruction were found in the English literature.
AuthorsC Cartanese, G Campanella, E Milano, M Saccò
JournalIl Giornale di chirurgia (G Chir) 2013 May-Jun Vol. 34 Issue 5-6 Pg. 164-6 ISSN: 0391-9005 [Print] Italy
PMID23837955 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Acute Disease
  • Afferent Loop Syndrome (etiology)
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Gastrectomy (methods)
  • Gastroenterostomy
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Diseases (complications)
  • Lithiasis (complications)
  • Male

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