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A rare case of Bouveret's syndrome presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16999159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of duodenal obstruction caused by a large gallstone wedged in the duodenal bulb (Bouveret's syndrome), presenting with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding and successfully treated by surgery following a failed attempt at endoscopic retrieval of the stone. Haemorrhage is a very rare form of presentation. After an extensive review of the literature, the therapeutic options and surgical strategies (one-stage and two-stage procedure) are critically discussed.
Pierfrancesco Bonfante; Claudio Bianchi; Prospero Magistrelli; Vittorio Ansaldo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chirurgia italiana     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0009-4773     ISO Abbreviation:  Chir Ital     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-26     Completed Date:  2006-11-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151753     Medline TA:  Chir Ital     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
1st Unit of Surgery, Department of Surgery, S. Andrea Hospital, La Spezia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Duodenal Obstruction / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Gallstones / complications*,  diagnosis*,  radiography,  surgery
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Treatment Outcome

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