Systematic Reviews
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World J Gastrointest Surg. Aug 27, 2015; 7(8): 152-159
Published online Aug 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i8.152
Management and outcome of recurrent gallstone ileus: A systematic review
Shovkat Ahmad Mir, Zeiad Hussain, Christine Ann Davey, Glenn Vincent Miller, Srinivas Chintapatla
Shovkat Ahmad Mir, Zeiad Hussain, Glenn Vincent Miller, Srinivas Chintapatla, Department of General Surgery, York Teaching Hospital, York YO31 8HE, United Kingdom
Christine Ann Davey, Research and Development Unit, York Teaching Hospital, York YO31 8HE, United Kingdom
Author contributions: All authors contributed to this manuscript.
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Data sharing statement: Not applicable, this is secondary research based on data from published case reports.
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Correspondence to: Srinivas Chintapatla, MBBS, MS, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Ed), Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, Colorectal Unit, York Teaching Hospital, Wigginton Road, York YO31 8HE, United Kingdom.
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Received: March 20, 2015
Peer-review started: March 21, 2015
First decision: April 10, 2015
Revised: June 3, 2015
Accepted: June 18, 2015
Article in press: June 19, 2015
Published online: August 27, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Recurrent gallstone ileus, is an acute but rare surgical condition and there is no clear evidence at present as to the appropriate management of this surgical condition. This review will provide a framework to help decision making for this condition when confronted as an emergency by the general surgeon.