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Noun1.enterolithiasis - the presence of calculi in the intestines
lithiasis - the formation of stones (calculi) in an internal organ
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More rare complications of Meckel's diverticulum, including bleeding, herniation, intussusception, and enterolithiasis, have also been reported [1, 2].
Small bowel obstruction can be the result of intussusception, volvulus around a fibrous band between Meckel's diverticulum and umbilicus, internal hernia through a fibrous band or an aberrant vitelline artery, prolapse of Meckel's diverticulum through a persistent omphalomesenteric effect, Littre's hernia, and rarely, enterolithiasis [1, 2, 4].
Greenstein, "Enterolithiasis, refractory anemia, and strictures of crohn's disease," Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol.
Snyder, "Influence of diet and water supply on mineral content and pH within the large intestine of horses with enterolithiasis," Veterinary Journal, vol.
Enterolithiasis or the presence of stone in the intestine is an uncommon clinical condition.
There has been an increase in the incidence of enterolithiasis in recent times due to the advancement in radiological investigations.
Haldar, "Enterolithiasis complicating eosinophilic enteritis: a case report and review of literature," World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, vol.
We report an interesting case of a rare recurrent small bowel enterolithiasis presenting with recurrent obstruction.
An extensive search in PubMed, Medline, and Google in reference to recurrent enterolithiasis did not show any case reports from 1950 till now.
Diverticulitis is the most common cause of perforation representing 62%, followed by enterolithiasis (~10%) [12].