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Cholecystenteric Fistula with Passage of Gallstones into the Intestines (Gallstone Ileus, Bouveret's Syndrome)

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
General Surgery

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A cholecystenteric fistula occurs when a gallstone erodes through the wall of both the gallbladder and adjacent intestine, usually the duodenum. If the stone passes into the intestinal lumen, then it may pass asymptomatically or cause obstruction somewhere along the length of the distal bowel.

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