The curious case of a peach stone mimicking a gallstone

Doctors say the BMJ case report underlines the importance of reviewing imaging before surgery

Doctors in the US have reported the unusual case of a middle-aged man whose small bowel obstruction from a suspected gallstone turned out to be something a little more fruity.

Peach pit impaction
Intraluminal mass in the ileum (yellow arrow). Note the collapsed bowel distal to the obstruction (blue arrow).

Writing in BMJ Case Reports, they recount how the 56-year-old patient presented to ED