Cholecystoduodenal fistula

Cholecystoduodenal fistula refers to a fistulous connection between the gallbladder and the duodenum. It is considered the most common type of enterobiliary fistulation.

Can vary but some can present with Bouveret syndrome 3 or a gallstone ileus.

CT is considered more accurate than ultrasound 2 and allows direct visualisation of a tract between the gallbladder and the duodenum. Pneumobilia may be present as a result 6.

According to several papers, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is often successfully performed in these cases 4-5.

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rID: 42605
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cholecysto duodenal fistulation
  • Cholecysto duodenal fistulas
  • Cholecysto-duodenal fistula
  • Cholecystoduodenal fistulae

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