Case Report
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Nov 27, 2016; 8(11): 755-760
Published online Nov 27, 2016. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v8.i11.755
Gallstone ileus associated with impaction at Meckel’s diverticulum: Case report and literature review
Harveen K Lamba, Yiwen Shi, Ajita Prabhu
Harveen K Lamba, Yiwen Shi, Ajita Prabhu, Department of General Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
Author contributions: Lamba HK and Prabhu A performed the surgery, and managed post-operative care of patient; Prabhu A collected the patient’s clinical data; Lamba HK and Shi Y designed the case report, analyzed the clinical data and wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the University Hospitals Case Medical Center Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: Verbal informed consent was obtained from the patient in question.
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Correspondence to: Ajita Prabhu, MD, FACS, Department of General Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States.
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Received: January 20, 2016
Peer-review started: January 20, 2016
First decision: March 1, 2016
Revised: April 11, 2016
Accepted: June 1, 2016
Article in press: June 3, 2016
Published online: November 27, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Gallstone ileus is an uncommon cause of small bowel obstruction in the population at large but is responsible for up to a quarter of mechanical bowel obstructions in the elderly in the United States. We report a rare case of gallstone ileus with impaction at the jejunum and at a Meckel’s diverticulum in a 64-year-old female managed by laparoscopic converted to open segmental bowel resections. We review current literature comparing surgical procedures for Meckel’s diverticulum and gallstone ileus.