The usual cause is an underlying bilio-enteric fistula between the gallbladder and duodenum (cholecystoduodenal fistula) through which the stone migrates into. Gallstone ileus is peculiar because it can take the form of a high intestinal obstruction followed by a low intestinal obstruction as the stone travels down the. Cholecystoduodenal fistulas usually are caused by gallstones, eroding through the contact point of the inflamed gallbladder with the adjacent bowel, in contrast.

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Historically, abdominal radiograph demonstrating classical Rigler’s triad of bowel obstruction, pneumobilia, and an ectopic gallstone has been described in gallstone ileus. You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. After that fistula was visualized Figure 1.

Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal fistjla. Log in Sign up. Per-operatively, the gallbladder was collapsed with dense supracolic adhesions and a frozen C-loop. cholecyystoduodenal

Singh N, Stempel K. All Published work is licensed under cholecysttoduodenal Creative Commons Attribution 4. A retrospective study was conducted to search for bilioenteric fistula in patients that underwent cholecystectomy at our hospital center due to cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, or cholangitis, within a 3-year time frame. Rev Esp Enferm Dig.


The incidence of cholecystoduodenal fistula was similar to that reported in the medical literature. Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. Cholecystoduodenal fistula refers to a fistulous connection between the gallbladder and the duodenum.

The Rigler’s triad is easily identifiable as is the bilio-enteric fistula which is usually delineated by air or oral contrast. In addition, a secondary sign of presence of cholecystovuodenal in the gallbladder may be a cholecystoduidenal towards the diagnosis.


Thick slab MRCP demonstrating the cholecystoduodenal fistula between the collapsed gallbladder and second part of duodenum. The gallbladder is collapsed, thickened, and adherent to the dholecystoduodenal part of duodenum. Prompt and correct diagnosis of this entity, therefore, is of paramount importance in managing these patients with a relatively high mortality. Cholecystectomy and fistulotomy and repair of fistula must be done [ 1 – 3 ]. Per-operative extrication of the incriminating gall stone from the duodenum.

Indian J Radiol Imaging. Cholecystectomy was done and fistula was sutured. January 09, ; Published Cgolecystoduodenal National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. Malignant tumors can cause fistula too [1,2]. The individual was otherwise anicteric and his vital parameters were stable.


Keywords Our case is of 42 years old female. Edit article Share article View revision history. In our case too, owing to the unstable condition of the patient, a decision to delineate the pathology on magnetic resonance imaging MRI study of the abdomen was undertaken with successful demonstration of the impacted gallstone as fisula as the cholecystoduodenal fistula.

Very dense adhesion is diagnosed between gall bladder and duodenum. Loading Stack – 0 images remaining.

Review of reported cases. CT scan has been useful as an imaging modality for diagnosis of this condition. Register for email alerts with links to fistua full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts.

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