Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula presenting in the gluteal region

J Clin Gastroenterol. 1999 Apr;28(3):276-7. doi: 10.1097/00004836-199904000-00024.


The complication of cholecystocutaneous fistula secondary to calculus cholelithiasis is an extremely rare occurrence. The incidence has further decreased with the advent of broad-spectrum antibiotics, ultrasonography, and safe and early surgical treatment of biliary tract disease. We are reporting a rare cholecystocutaneous fistula presenting in the right-side gluteal region below the iliac crest.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Biliary Fistula / diagnosis*
  • Biliary Fistula / surgery
  • Buttocks
  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cutaneous Fistula / diagnosis*
  • Cutaneous Fistula / surgery
  • Female
  • Gallbladder Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Gallbladder Diseases / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging