Malignant coloduodenal fistula

Case contributed by Dr Fabricio Machado


Patient with diarrhoea and fecaloid vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 80-years
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen and pelvis

Portal venous phase CT of the abdomen demonstrates irregular thickening of distal ascendent colon extending with hepatic flexure as well of the second part of duodenum with fistulous communication between both. Additional findings include: colonic diverticula and aortic calcification.

Case Discussion

The patient was confirmed with a colonic carcinoma.

A colo-enteric fistula is a type of gastrointestinal fistulation with communication between the colon and the small bowel. 

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Case information

rID: 16035
Published: 7th Dec 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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