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Rigler's triad

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Triad indicating gallstone ileus. It is characterized by the association of ectopic gallstone, partial or complete bowel obstruction, and gas in the gallbladder or the biliary tree.


  • L. G. Rigler, C. N. Borman, J. F. Noble:
    Gallstone obstruction: pathogenesis and roentgen manifestations.
    The Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1941, 117: 1753­-1759.
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