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Cholecystoduodenal fistula

Case contributed by Rodrigo Encinas-Escobar
Diagnosis certain


Nausea and vomiting of 1-day duration. CT performed suspecting probable intestinal obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Cholecystoduodenal fistula, with dilated bowel loops, probably caused by migration of a calculus (gallstone ileus). A small calcification is seen in the gallbladder infundibulum.

Case Discussion

Biliary ileus is an infrequent cause of intestinal occlusion, however, it should be suspected in the presence of a cholecystoduodenal fistula.

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