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Bouveret's syndrome I

Alternative eponyms

  • Bouveret syndrome II

Related people

Gastric outlet obstruction caused by a large gallstone.

Description

Gastric outlet obstruction caused by a large gallstone passing into the duodenal bulb through a biliogastric or bilioduodenal fistula.

Bouveret in 1893, in Revue de médecine, described two patients with this disease, both of whom died.

We thank Chris Owens for information submitted. He reports a patient who presented with this syndrome and then vomited and ruptured his oesophagus (Boerhaave's syndrome) – Bouveret to Boerhaave.

Bibliography

  • S. M. Nielsen, P. T. Nielsen:
    Gastric retention caused by gallstones (Bouveret's syndrome).
    Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica, Stockholm, 1983, 149: 207-208.

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