A Rare Case of Gastrointestinal Obstruction: Bouveret SyndromeRuben Gonzalo Gonzalez*, Marian de Andrés Fuertes, Sara Regaño Diez, José Luis Conty Serrano, Enrique José San Emeterio González, Guillermo Soler Dorda and Francisco Javier Gil Piedra
Department of General Surgery, Hospital Laredo, Av de los Derechos Humanos, s/n, 39770 Laredo, Cantabria, Spain
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ruben Gonzalo Gonzalez
Department of General Surgery, Hospital Laredo
Av de los Derechos Humanos, s/n
39770 Laredo, Cantabria, Spain
Tel: 620 108 834
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 23, 2015; Accepted date: April 07, 2015; Published date: April 15, 2015
Citation: Gonzalez RG, Fuertes MDA, Diez SR, Serrano JLC, González EJSE, et al. (2015) A Rare Case of Gastrointestinal Obstruction: Bouveret Syndrome. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 5:277. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000277
Copyright: © 2015 Gonzalez RG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Bouveret Syndrome (BS) is a rare type of gallstone ileus in which a gallstone enters the intestinal tract via a cholecystoenteric fistula and is lodged in the duodenum or the stomach. It should be considered in any patient who presents with pneumobilia without recent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or biliary surgery. Morbidity and mortality rates have decreased in recent years, but still remain high, at 25%, and may be related to the advanced age of the typical patient and their resulting comorbidities, as well as to diagnostic delay. Endoscopy is preferred as the first therapeutic option, but is frequently unsuccessful, and surgery is often required. We present a case report of a patient with symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction, with interesting radiological findings and successful surgical treatment after failure of endoscopic techniques.