Arrows indicate the fistulous communication between the gallbladder and the duodenum cholecystoduodenal fistula. Q: What the name given to the duodenal obstruction by a gallstone secondary to a cholecystoenteric fistula? Case Discussion Entericobiliary fistulas represent a complication of cholelithiasis or choledocholithiasis. Cholecystoduodenal fistulas are the most common type, followed by cholecystocolic and choledochoduodenal fistulas. Distal small bowel obstruction from an impacted ectopic gallstone, called gallstone ileus , is an unusual complication of chronic cholecystitis and affects only a minority of patients with cholecystoduodenal fistulas.

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Cholecystoduodenal Fistula: A Case Report. J Univer Surg. After that fistula occurs. Malignant tumors can cause fistula too [1,2].

Keywords Our case is of 42 years old female. She was applied to us for cholecystectomy. Contracted chronic cholecystitis with gallstone is diagnosed in ultrasonographic examination. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was intended for the patient, this was converted to open cholecystectomy because of the dense adhesions between gall bladder and duodenum.

Very dense adhesion is diagnosed between gall bladder and duodenum. For prevent injury of duodenum, wall of the gall bladder was incised on the duodenum so duodenum was separated from the gall bladder. After that fistula was visualized Figure 1. Cholecystectomy was done and fistula was sutured. Pathologic examination result was benign. Figure 1: Visuals of fistulas.

Conclusions Preoperative diagnosis of the fistula may be impossible. Fistula is very important and complicated situations.

Such cases may have very dense adhesions. Cholecystectomy and fistulotomy and repair of fistula must be done [ 1 - 3 ]. UlusTravmaAcilCerrahiDerg The American Journal of Gastroenterology Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language Viewing options.


Succcessful laparoscopic treatment of cholecystoduodenal fistula.

Abstract Background Cholecystocolonic fistula CCF is the second most common cholecystoenteric fistula and is often discovered intraoperatively, resulting in a challenging situation for the surgeon, who is forced to switch to a complex procedure, often in old, unfit patients. Management of this uncommon but possible finding is still ill defined. Methods An extensive review of articles published from to concerning cases of CCF was performed. Results CCF is mostly an affliction of women in their sixth to seventh decades and is rarely diagnosed preoperatively. Chronic diarrhea is the key symptom in nonemergency patients, but, in one-fourth of cases, CCF presents with an acute onset, mostly biliary ileus.


Help with CPT code for take down of a cholecystocolonic fistula

I have the codes for the right hemicolectomy , chole with IOC and CBD exploration , but need help with the take down of the fistula. Would it be ? Closure enteroenteric or enterocolic fistula. I cannot find an exact one that he performed. Thanks in advance for your help!


Diagnosis and Treatment of Biliary Fistulas in the Laparoscopic Era

Rev Gastroenterol Mex. Epub Apr 5. Cholecystoduodenal fistula, an infrequent complication of cholelithiasis: Our experience in its surgical management. INTRODUCTION: Bilioenteric fistulas are the abnormal communication between the bile duct system and the gastrointestinal tract that occurs spontaneously and is a rare complication of an untreated gallstone in the majority of cases. These fistulas can cause diverse clinical consequences and in some cases be life-threatening to the patient. AIM: To identify the incidence of bilioenteric fistula in patients with gallstones, its clinical presentation, diagnosis through imaging study, surgical management, postoperative complications, and follow-up.


Cholecystocolonic fistula: facts and myths. A review of the 231 published cases

Succcessful laparoscopic treatment of cholecystoduodenal fistula. Laparoscopic stapling techniques have been reported as feasible methods for treating this fistula, however these procedures are not always performed successfully. We have reported five cases of CD diagnosed intraoperatively, managed successfully by laparoscopic approach. Laparoscopic surgery was performed using the standard three trocars technique.

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