Complicated endoscopic management of Bouveret's syndrome. A case report and review

Rom J Gastroenterol. 2005 Mar;14(1):75-7.


A rare case of gastric outlet obstruction due to a large gallstone (Bouveret's syndrome) presenting with abdominal pain and vomiting is reported. The endoscopic management of the gallstone was unsuccessful because of the size of the stone that got stuck in oesophagus. The final management of the patient was surgical and the gallstone was retrieved via a gastrotomy. The case report is followed by a brief review of Bouveret's syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology
  • Aged
  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Female
  • Gallstones / complications*
  • Gallstones / surgery*
  • Gastric Outlet Obstruction / etiology*
  • Gastrostomy*
  • Humans
  • Vomiting / etiology