enterolith


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enterolith

(ˈɛntərəʊˌlɪθ)
n
(Medicine) an intestinal stone
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Noun1.enterolith - a calculus occurring in the intestines
calculus, concretion - a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; "renal calculi can be very painful"
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Luminal obstruction due to tumours, enterolith, foreign body, causing stasis or bacterial infection.
A case of enterolith small bowel obstruction and jejunal diverticulosis.
Keywords: Enterolith, Colostomy, Imperforate anus, Urinary obstruction, Intestinal obstruction.
In upto 30% of patients symptoms may develop including chronic abdominal pain, malabsorption, blind loop syndrome, enterolith formation, haemorrhage, diverticulitis, obstruction, abscess formation and rarely diverticular perforation1,2,5,7,8.
7) Some rare causes have also been reported which include Schistosomiasis, (15) torsion of appendix epiploicae, (16) pregnancy, (17) ileosigmoid knotting, (18) Meckel's diverticulum enterolith, (19) or even an intramural hematoma due to anticoagulant therapy.
General case of the day : enterolith in a blind pouch(blind pouch syndrome secondary to side to side enteroanastomosis).
The examination of the stone mainly shows fecal material similar to a true primary enterolith.
10-25% of diverticulae present with pseudo obstruction which occurs as a result of peritonitis (following diverticulitis), perforation, strangulation and incarceration of an enterolith within a diverticulum or related to the bacterial overgrowth and the visceral myopathy or neuropathy.
Pseudo-obstruction, blind loop syndrome, jejunal dyskinesia, chronic diverticulitis complicated by the formation of enterolith, and vitamin B-12 malabsorption secondary to chronic stasis and bacterial overgrowth within the jejunal diverticula have also been reported.