Am J Case Rep 2021 Apr 19;22:e929150. Epub 2021 Apr 19.
Department of General Surgery, Ascension Michigan Genesys Hospital, Grand Blanc, MI, USA.
BACKGROUND Abnormal communicating channels or fistulas between the gallbladder or common bile duct and the intestine are rare, but have potential to result in serious complications. Further complications can arise with migration of gallstones from the gallbladder to the intestines, causing distal obstruction in the ileum, intestinal hemorrhage, or intestinal perforation. High clinical suspicion is warranted for the diagnosis of Bouveret's syndrome, with anticipation of surgery to prevent distal gallstone migration that would otherwise result in unfavorable patient outcomes. Read More