DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20184655

Laparoscopic management of cholecystoduodenal fistula: a case report

Tharun Ganapathy C., Jeyakumar S., Manimaran P., Sidhu Sekhar

Abstract


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been the most widely accepted modality of treatment for patients with gall bladder disease. With time and increasing experience laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now being successfully attempted to treat almost all benign gall bladder pathology and their complications. One such uncommon infrequent complication of cholecystolithiasis is the cholecystoenteric fistula. Management of cholecystoduodenal fistula was traditionally performed by open method. With increasing newer laparoscopic techniques and advancement in the field, cholecystoduodenal fistula, an uncommon clinical entity is now being successfully treated via laparoscopic approach. It is feasible and safer than the conventional open approach in experienced hands, thus decreasing the overall morbidity and mortality attributed to the condition. We report a case of cholecystoduodenal fistula treated successfully by laparoscopic approach using an Endo GIA stapler.


Keywords


Cholecystoduodenal fistula, EndoGIA stapler, Laparoscopic approach

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