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 IJCM  Vol.7 No.4 , April 2016
Cholecystoduodenocolic Fistula: An Unexpected Intraoperative Finding, a Surgical Challenge
Abstract: The bilioenteric fistulas, first described in 1890 by Courvoisier, are found in 0.15% - 8% of biliary tract operations. Combined fistulas involving the gallbladder, duodenum and colon are extremely rare. We presented a case of 38 year female who presented to our OPD with complaints of pain right upper abdomen for seven months in whom a cholecysto-duodenocolic fistula (Figure 1 & Figure 2) was found during surgery which was repaired primarily. Gallstone disease is a common problem in hepatobiliary system and may rarely present as cholecysto-enteric fistula. The most common type of biliary enteric fistula is Cholecystoduodenal fistula (70%). Cholecysto-duodeno-colic (CDC) fistula is a rare complication of cholelithiasis. The standard treatment of IBF is cholecystectomy and repair of the fistulous opening. Although very rare a cholecystoduodenocolic fistula should be kept as a possibility when there are adhesions between GB, duodenum and colon. Conversion to open surgery should be considered early when the anatomy is not clear to prevent iatrogenic injury.
Cite this paper: Ahmad Bhat, G. , Jain, R. and Lal, P. (2016) Cholecystoduodenocolic Fistula: An Unexpected Intraoperative Finding, a Surgical Challenge. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7, 261-264. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2016.74027.
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