University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

Gallstone ileus

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine; Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2-2013

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Gallstones; Ileus; Intestinal Diseases

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Radiology

Abstract

Patients presenting to the Emergency Department with the complaint of abdominal pain can pose a diagnostic challenge. History and physical examination in conjunction with age, comorbidities, and laboratory values may not yield the expected diagnosis. The authors present a case of an uncommon disease with high morbidity and mortality presenting outside the expected patient population.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;44(2):e277-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.06.020. Link to article on publisher's site

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Journal of emergency medicine

PubMed ID

22920229