Bouveret syndrome: rare form of gastric outlet obstruction following the passage of a gallstone from the gallbladder to the duodenum or pylorus through a bilioenteric fistula

History of Bouveret Syndrome

1654 Bartholin described first case ofgallstone ileus in a necropsy study

1770 Beaussier

1841 Bonnet presented the first case of duodenal obstruction (gallstone impaction in the duodenal bulb)

1890 Courvoisier published the first 131 cases of gallstone ileus, secondary to gallbladderduodenal fistul

1896 Bouveret

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Prof. Nicolas Peschanski currently works as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Urgences Adultes-SAMU-35 SMUR, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes. Nicolas does research in Emergency Medicine at U1096 INSERM EnVI Normandy University research Unit. He's Associate Prof. teaching Clinical Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Rennes-1 University School of Medicine. Involved in the #FOAMed development, he is a current member of the french Society of Emergency Medicine Guideline Committee.


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