Title
Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous abscess Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous abscess
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
JBR-BTR
Volume/pages
93(2010) , p. 198-200
ISSN
1780-2393
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
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.
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