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Gallstone ileus: a diagnostic challenge by plain radiography
  1. Shu-Tien Huang,
  2. Ming-Yuan Huang
  1. Emergency Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ming-Yuan Huang, Emergency Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital, 92, Section 2, Chung-Shan North Road, Taipei 10449, Taiwan; m.c.yuan{at}yahoo.com.tw

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A 49-year-old woman with no surgical history had abdominal pain and fullness for 3 days. Initially, the pain was localised at the epigastric area, and on the third day the pain had became severe and generalised. On presentation, the patient had rigorous nausea and vomiting with normal vital signs. Physical examination revealed a …

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