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Online ISSN 1827-1626
Di Carlo I., Toro A., Sparatore F., Primo S.
Department of Surgical Sciences Organ Transplantation and Advanced Technologies, Cannizzaro Hospital University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Cholecystoduodenal fistula, a rare complication of biliary lithiasis, occurs in 0.5% to 3% of patients affected by cholelithiasis. Diagnosis is not easy and is usually incidental at surgery. The literature guidelines call for a laparoscopic approach to treating these patients; here, however, we report a case of a very elderly patient in which, among other reasons, open surgery was the treatment of choice to decrease morbidity and mortality.