Bouveret's syndrome: Case report and review of the literature

Shahnaz Sultan, Iliana Doycheva, Alpna Limaye, Amitabh Suman, Christopher E. Forsmark

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Bouveret's syndrome is defined as gastric outlet obstruction caused by duodenal impaction of a large gallstone which passes into the duodenal bulb through a cholecystogastric or cholecystoduodenal fistula. Initial attempts at endoscopic retrieval with or without mechanical or extracorporeal lithotripsy should be performed as first-line treatment, though success rates with endoscopic treatment are variable. We describe a case of Bouveret's Syndrome in an elderly patient that was successfully treated with endoscopic extraction combined with mechanical lithotripsy, and review the literature on this uncommon condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number914951
JournalGastroenterology Research and Practice
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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