LAPAROSCOPIC REPAIR OF A CHOLECYSTODUODENAL FISTULA – A CASE REPORT
Summary. Although cholecystoduodenal fistula is traditionally considered a contraindication for laparoscopic cholecystecto- my, literature search reveals reports of cholecystoduodenal fistulae successfully repaired laparoscopically, regardless whether cholecystoduodenal fistula was diagnosed before or during operation. Here we present a case of preoperatively diagnosed and confirmed cholecystoduodenal fistula that was successfully repaired during elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy using an Endo-GIA 35 stapling device. Thus we side with the growing number of surgeons who do not consider cholecystoduodenal fistula to be a contraindication for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.