Enterolith causing afferent loop obstruction: A case report and literature review

Michael C. Lee, James T. Bui, M. Grace Knuttinen, Ron C. Gaba, W. Scott Helton, Charles A. Owens

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Enterolith formation is a rare cause of afferent limb obstruction following Billroth II gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy surgery. A case of ascending cholangitis caused by an enterolith incarcerated in the afferent loop of a 15-year-old Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy was emergently decompressed under direct ultrasound guidance prior to surgery. This is the thirteenth reported case of an enterolith causing afferent loop obstruction. A discussion of our management approach and a review of the relevant literature are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1091-1096
Number of pages6
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Afferent loop obstruction
  • Enterolith

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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