However, 6.5% of patients may develop complications  which include common bile duct obstruction, acute or chronic recurrent pancreatitis, partial duodenal obstruction, diverticulitis, ulceration, hemorrhage, enterolith
formation, malignant degeneration, and perforation .
Eighty-four patients with small-bowel polyps, 26 with intestinal obstruction caused by enterolith
, and 18 with bleeding from Dieulafoy's lesions in the small intestine were treated endoscopically.
We present a rare case of a large enterolith
formed inside a Meckel's diverticulum that was diagnosed in adolescence after having caused intermittent abdominal symptoms and finally small bowel obstruction.
* Luminal obstruction due to tumours, enterolith
, foreign body, causing stasis or bacterial infection.
is a mass found in the small or large intestine.
A case of enterolith
small bowel obstruction and jejunal diverticulosis.
Kim et al., "Lemmel's Syndrome, an unusual cause of abdominal pain and jaundice by impacted intradiverticular enterolith
: case report," Journal of Korean Medical Science, vol.
, 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).
At the time of surgery, a 4.5 cm enterolith
was found and removed from the distal jejunum via longitudinal enterotomy, followed by a cholecystectomy in which gallstones were found but no cholecystoenteric fistula was noted.