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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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ALVAREZ CHICA, Luis Fernando; BEJARANO CUELLAR, Walter  and  ROJAS CARDOZO, Olga Lucía. Biliary fistula and Bouveret’s Syndrome. The same but different. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.1, pp.86-93. ISSN 0120-9957.

Biliary fistula is an infrequently occurring disease in which gall stones pass from the gall bladder to the duodenum causing intestinal obstruction. In most cases the stones’ impact is at the end of the small intestine. When the stones impact in the duodenum it is called Bouveret’s syndrome. We present a case study of a patient with acute cholecystitis and another case study of Bouveret’s syndrome, together with a summary symptoms, diagnostic techniques, and treatment.

Keywords : Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; cholecytitis acute; biliary fistula; intestinal obstruction; Bouveret syndrome.

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