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Revista chilena de cirugía

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RIVOIRA, GUILLERMO et al. Biliary ileus: Report of one case. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2008, vol.60, n.3, pp. 236-240. ISSN 0718-4026.

Biliary ileus is an uncommon complication of biliary stones and accounts for 1 to 6% of all mechanical intestinal obstructions in the adult. We report a 45 years oíd male, subjected to a cholecystectomy four years earlier, admitted with the diagnosis of intermittent intestinal obstruction. Due to a bad evolution with medical treatment, he was subjected to an exploratory laparotomy and sigmoid colon was excised. A latero-terminal anastomosis and a transverse colostomy were done. The examination of the surgical piece showed the presence of a 3 cm diameter biliary stone impacted in the sigmoid colon

Palabras clave : Biliary stones; intestinal obstruction; biliary ileus.

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