Rigler's triad in gallstone ileus

Document Type: Case report

Authors

1 Liver & Digestive Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

2 Student Research Committee, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

3 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran Correspondence:

10.22631/ijbmph.2019.210859.1143

Abstract


Gallstone ileus is a rare cause of mechanical small bowel obstruction due to gallstone impaction within the lumen of the small intestine after passing through biliary enteric fistula. We report a case of gallstone ileus that was diagnosed with Rigler's triad (small bowel obstruction, ectopic gallstone, pneumobilia) in abdominal contrast-enhanced CT scan that is less than 30% of the patients.
Key words: Gall stone, Ileus, small bowel obstruction, pneumobilia, Rigler's triad.


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