A case of Bouveret's syndrome with obstruction of the duodenojejunal flexure diagnosed preoperatively by sonography is presented. A 48-year-old man with a history of cholelithiasis presented with colicky pain of 2 days' duration. Real-time sonography revealed a fluid-distended stomach and duodenum and a 3.4-cm bright curvilinear echo with dense shadowing in the duodenojejunal flexure, suggesting a gallstone. In addition, there was pneumobilia and evidence of chronic cholecystitis. The findings were confirmed with CT, which showed a partially calcified gallstone at the duodenojejunal flexure, pneumobilia, and a fistulous communication between the gallbladder and duodenum. At surgery, a large gallstone was found impacted at the duodenojejunal flexure. The stone and gallbladder were successfully removed and the fistula repaired. The sonographic diagnosis of Bouveret's syndrome enabled early surgical intervention.
- Biliary system
- Bouveret's syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging