Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula presenting with an abscess containing multiple gallstones: A case report

Yuceyar S., Erturk S. , Karabicak I. , Onur E., Aydogan F.

Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, vol.72, no.6, pp.402-404, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.402-404
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula is a rare complication of chronic calculous cholecystitis. This complication, a result of the natural history of gallbladder stones, was formerly common. Today it is rare, because of early diagnosis and treatment of biliary tract diseases. We report a case of spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula in a 70-year-old female patient who presented with an abscess formation in the right upper quadrant. After the incision of this infective focus, many gallstones were picked up. One-stage open cholecystectomy and excision of the fistula tract were carried out after control of the abdominal wall infection. © The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine.