Nicole Barnes*, Steve Lau and George Kalogeropoulos
Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Geelong, Australia
*Corresponding Author: Nicole Barnes, Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Geelong, Australia.
Received: October 19, 2021; Published: December 09, 2021
Cholecysto-enteric fistula is a rare complication of gallstone disease. This is a case discussion of cholecysto-colonic fistula to the transverse colon that resulted in a large bowel obstruction secondary to a large gallstone in the descending colon. Attempted retrieval via endoscopy was unsuccessful and the patient required a laparotomy with colotomy for stone extraction. Here we present a case discussion and subsequent management options of a cholecysto-colonic fistula which can be divided into management of the complications of the fistula - which generally occurs in an emergent setting, and management of the fistula itself. The latter, appears to have no clear consensus in the literature and therefore requires a case-by-case discussion in a multidisciplinary setting.
Keywords: Cholecysto-colonic Fistula, Case Report; Gallstone Ileus; Large Bowel Obstruction
Citation: Nicole Barnes., et al. “Large Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Colonic Gallstone Ileus: A Case Report of an Unusual Presentation of Cholecysto-colonic Fistula". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.1 (2022): 03-06.
Copyright: © 2022 Nicole Barnes., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.