Giant enterolith in ileal diverticulum following ileoplastic bladder augmentation

Boris Kirshtein*, Zvi Howard Perry, Joseph Klein, Lie Laufer, Netta Sion-Vardi

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INTRODUCTION: When adhesions, internal hernias, malignant intra- and retro-peritoneal neoplasms are excluded in patients presenting with new onset constipation and abdominal mass appearance after previous abdominal surgery, other causes must be considered. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Giant enteroliths formed within ileal diverticula in the site of small bowel anastomosis may extrude and produce a palpable abdominal lump. Recent experience with such a patient is the basis of this report. DISCUSSION: Ileal diverticula with interior enteroliths may be suspected in patients presenting with an abdominal lump following previous small bowel resection. CONCLUSION: Open or laparoscopic assisted surgical resection of the involved segment is the treatment of choice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-387
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Abdominal mass
  • Enterolith
  • Ileal diverticula


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