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.

Clinical presentation

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

Radiographic features


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

Treatment and prognosis

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

See also

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