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2020 May 15

Int J Surg Case Rep


Laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery for cholecystogastric fistula: A case report.



Cholecystoenteric fistula (CEF) is rare in biliary tract surgery, and cholecystogastric fistula (CGF) is the rarest form of CEF. Although open cholecystectomy with the closure of the fistula is the gold standard treatment for nonobstructing biliary-enteric fistulas, the optimal treatment for CGF has not been established. Laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS), a minimally invasive surgery for gastric submucosal tumors, reportedly helps achieve favorable postoperative outcomes. This report presents a case wherein CGF was treated with LECS.