cholecystoduodenal fistula

cho·le·cys·to·du·o·de·nal fis·tu·la

an abnormal communication between gallbladder and duodenum, often secondary to severe cholecystitis with perforation and abscess formation; when stones are present in the gallbladder they may erode through the adjacent duodenal wall; if large stones pass into the duodenum, they may cause gallstone ileus.
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Neither closure of the cholecystoduodenal fistula nor cholecystectomy was performed.
Upon relieving the obstruction, a cholecystoduodenal fistula was palpated and also visualized via the endoscope.
In about 50% there is a history of jaundice, either in the past or at presentation, and loose bowel motions may be associated with a cholecystocolonic fistula (7) Severe haemorrhage complicating cholecystoduodenal fistula has also been reported (7).
During the operation, the presence of a cholecystoduodenal fistula was confirmed, and signs of bile duct ischemia were found.