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Gupta V, Benerjee S, Garg H, Vyas S
Correspondence: Dr Vikas Gupta, firstname.lastname@example.org
A biliary fistula from the gallbladder can develop as a result of the erosion of stones into the surrounding viscera. An 82-year-old woman with multiple comorbid diseases presented with a persisting discharge from what was thought to be an abscess in the right hypochondrium, which had previously been drained. Sinogram confirmed fistulous communication with the gallbladder and gastric antrum. The fistulous tract was excised together with the gallbladder, and the gastric defect was repaired. The patient made an uneventful recovery.
Keywords: biliary, calculus cholecystitis, complication, fistula, gastric
Singapore Med J 2012; 53(10): e201–e203