Biliary-colonic fistula caused by cholecystectomy bile duct injury

Francisco Igor B. Macedo, Victor J. Casillas, James S. Davis, Joe U. Levi, Danny Sleeman

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Biliary-colonic fistula is a rare complication after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We present a case of postcholecystectomy iatrogenic biliary injury that resulted in a fistula between the common hepatic duct and large bowel. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography provided good visualization of injury even with concurrent normal level of alkaline phosphatase. Radiologic findings and surgical management of this condition are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-445
Number of pages3
JournalHepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Biliary tract disease
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology


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