enterolith


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enterolith

[′ent·ə·rō‚lith]
(pathology)
A concretion formed in the intestine.
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2,3) Mechanical intestinal obstruction can be due to enteroliths, intussusception, adhesive band formation as a result of previous diverticulitis, and volvulus.
Obstructing enterolith as presenting feature in Crohn's disease.
Crohn's Disease With Enterolith Treated Laparoscopically.
6) The chemical composition of enteroliths was reported by Sjoqvist (4) in 1908.
Nevertheless, enteroliths are a very rare condition in tuberculosis since most patients never become symptomatic or because symptoms are not attributable to enteroliths.
DISCUSSION: Enteroliths are divided into two groups: false enterolith and true enterolith.
Enterolith formation is thought to be secondary to hypomotility or stasis, although many conditions have been implicated (3,5,6) Since there were multiple strictures in the ileum in our case we hypothesize that hypomotility and stasis led to the formation of the enterolith.
Blunt, smooth, round, soft foreign bodies such as seeds, hair, enteroliths carry less risk of causing perforation but are frequently responsible for total obstruction resulting in acute or chronic appendicitis or an appendiceal mucocele.
gallstones, enteroliths, foreign bodies, and bezoars).