Delayed diagnosis of gastric outlet obstruction from Bouveret syndrome in a young woman

Zachary Smith, Jodie Totten, Adrienne Hughes, Jared Strote

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Abstract

Bouveret syndrome is a rare presentation of gastric outlet obstruction caused by a gallstone in the proximal duodenum via a bilioenteric fistula. This is an infrequent although clinically significant cause of abdominal pain, almost exclusively in the elderly. The clinical presentation is similar to that of a small bowel obstruction with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Surgery or endoscopy is often required for definitive diagnosis and therapy. We describe the case of a young woman with this condition who had a delayed diagnosis in part because of her age and the rarity of the condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-153
Number of pages3
JournalWestern Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bouveret syndrome
  • Gastric outlet obstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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