Gallstone ileus of upper gastrointestinal tract: A case series

  • Mohammad IbrarullahEmail author
  • Pramod K. Samantaray
  • Sadananda Meher
  • Wani Hamza Bruno
Case Series


Three patients with gallstone ileus are presented here. All of them were diagnosed on the basis of clinical presentation, endoscopy, and abdominal ultrasonography (USG) findings. We, therefore, propose that presence of the triad, i.e. cholecystoduodenal fistula on endoscopy, diseased gallbladder on USG, and clinical and radiological features of luminal obstruction should point to the diagnosis of gallstone ileus.


Cholecystoduodenal fistula Duodenal obstruction Gallstone ileus Small bowel obstruction 


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MI, PKS, SM, and WNB declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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© Indian Society of Gastroenterology 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Ibrarullah
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pramod K. Samantaray
    • 2
  • Sadananda Meher
    • 1
  • Wani Hamza Bruno
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgical GastroenterologyApollo HospitalsBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryCapital HospitalBhubaneswarIndia

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