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Gallbladder-duodenal fistula detected by ultrasound – a case report

Authors
  • Jaguś, Dominika1
  • Karthik, Aakanksha2
  • Tan, Zhi Ying2
  • Mlosek, Robert Krzysztof1
  • Białek, Ewa1
  • 1 Department of Diagnostic Imaging Medical Division, Medical University of Warsaw, Mazovian Brodnowski Hospital, Warsaw , (Poland)
  • 2 Ultrasonography Scientific Circle at the Department of Imaging Diagnostics Medical Division, Medical University of Warsaw, Mazovian Brodnowski Hospital, Warsaw , (Poland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Ultrasonography
Publisher
Exeley Inc.
Publication Date
Sep 28, 2020
Volume
20
Issue
82
Pages
214–217
Identifiers
DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2020.0036
Source
Exeley
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Gallbladder-duodenal (cholecystoduodenal) fistula is an uncommon bilioenteric fistula between the gallbladder and the duodenum. It usually occurs following a chronic case of cholecystitis upon which the gallbladder adheres to the adjacent duodenum, and a stone penetrates through the wall. The case presented herein is that of a gallbladder-duodenal fistula detected primarily with the use of ultrasound imaging, and subsequently confirmed by computed tomography. The patient is a 54-year-old woman who was admitted with upper abdominal pain. The fistula was caused by chronic cholecystitis, however no gallstones were present in the duodenum. Surgical management was undertaken for the patient, and the recovery was uneventful.

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