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Bouveret syndrome: current management strategies

Authors Caldwell KM, Lee SJ, Leggett PL, Bajwa KS, Mehta SS, Shah SK

Received 11 June 2017

Accepted for publication 31 December 2017

Published 15 February 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 69—75


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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Andreas M Kaiser

Kelly M Caldwell,1 Seeyuen J Lee,1 Phillip L Leggett,1 Kulvinder S Bajwa,1 Sheilendra S Mehta,1
Shinil K Shah1,2

1Department of Surgery, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA; 2Michael E. Debakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Abstract: Bouveret syndrome is a rare complication of cholelithiasis that usually presents with signs and symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction. Given the relative rarity of this condition, there are no standardized guidelines for the management of this condition. In this paper, we review the diagnosis and management options (endoscopic, laparoscopic, and open approaches) of patients with Bouveret syndrome, including a report of one case to illustrate some of the endoscopic and surgical principles of management.

Keywords: Bouveret syndrome, gallstone ileus, obstruction, endoscopy, surgery

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