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Int J Surg Case Rep. 2013;4(4):385-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2013.01.019. Epub 2013 Feb 8.

Giant enterolith in ileal diverticulum following ileoplastic bladder augmentation.

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  • 1Department of Surgery "A", Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Electronic address: borkirsh@bgu.ac.il.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

When adhesions, internal hernias, malignant intra- and retro-peritoneal neoplasms are excluded in patients presenting with new onset constipation and abdominal mass appearance after previous abdominal surgery, other causes must be considered.

PRESENTATION OF CASE:

Giant enteroliths formed within ileal diverticula in the site of small bowel anastomosis may extrude and produce a palpable abdominal lump. Recent experience with such a patient is the basis of this report.

DISCUSSION:

Ileal diverticula with interior enteroliths may be suspected in patients presenting with an abdominal lump following previous small bowel resection.

CONCLUSION:

Open or laparoscopic assisted surgical resection of the involved segment is the treatment of choice.

Copyright © 2013 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

PMID:
23500738
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PMCID:
PMC3605476
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