Re: Losing a marble
Dear Mr. McKay,
Many thanks for your response, I do believe you are correct.
I note Reisner et. al in their review of 1001 gallstone ileus cases, mention that the most common site of gallstone impaction is the terminal ileum AND the ileocecal valve, due to the anatomical small diameter and less active peristalsis.
I can see how the wording in our article tends to suggest the most common site of obstruction is solely at the ileocecal valve, hence I am happy to request a correction - the paragraph in question should read: "The most common site of obstruction is the terminal ileum (B) (fig 2)" - and the words "at the ileocecal valve" be removed.
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