LOUIS J. ELSAS, M.D.; TUVIA GILAT, M.D.
ELSAS LJ, GILAT T. Cholecystocolonic Fistula with Malabsorption. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:481-486. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-3-481
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(3):481-486.
Cholecystocolonic fistula is the second most common fistula between the gallbladder and gastrointestinal tract and is found in 3 to 33% of reported series of internal biliary fistulae (1-10). Detailed descriptions of cholecystocolonic fistulae are quite rare, and we have been able to find only one case report in which the clinical picture and some of the laboratory data suggested malabsorption (11). We have been unable to find pertinent absorption studies in this condition before and after the oral administration of bile salts or surgical correction. When the common duct is completely obstructed, cholecystocolonic fistula results in a situation in
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Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Celiac Disease and Malabsorption.
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