Gallstone ileus is an uncommon cause of small bowel obstruction. A patient presenting with gallstone ileus was managed in our department by laparoscopic enterolithotomy. Postoperatively, the patient developed recurrent small bowel obstruction due to the presence of a second gallstone. It is therefore important to exclude the possibility of multiple gallstones at the initial operation.
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Hagger, R., Sadek, S. & Singh, K. Recurrent small bowel obstruction after laparoscopic surgery for gallstone ileus . Surg Endosc 17, 1679 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-003-4213-1
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