Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous abscessSpontaneous cholecystocutaneous abscess
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
93(2010), p. 198-200
University of Antwerp
Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous abscesses or fistulae are rare complications of neglected biliary calculous disease which have become extremely rare during the last decades. We report a case of spontaneous cholecystocutaneous abscess in a 69-year-old male who presented with a mass in the right subcostal region. The diagnosis was made by CT scan with multiplanar reformating. Treatment consisted of incision and drainage of the abdominal wall abscess followed by cholecystectomy in a one-stage protocol.