Point-of-care ultrasound in management of gallstone ileus – a case report

Magda Iuliana Rotaru, Alexandru Horia Necula, Cosmin Nicolae Caraiani, Alexandru Florin Badea, Marcel Vasile Tantau, Radu Ion Badea

Abstract


Point-of-care ultrasound has become of utmost importance in the management of critically ill patients, changing everyday
clinical practice. With this case report, we highlight the role of abdominal ultrasound in the management of elderly patients
with gallstone ileus (a rare cause of intestinal obstructions caused by a cholecysto-duodenal fistula) and with contraindications
for contrast-enhanced CT scan.


Keywords


point-of-care ultrasound; cholecysto-duodenal fistula; gallstone ileus; critically ill patients

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11152/mu-1731

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