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International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Indexed Journal Applied Medical Research ISSN: 2149 - 2018
Applied Medical Research. 2015; 3(2):(31-159)

External biliary fistula presenting as anterior abdominal wall abscess – a rare presentation in modern surgical practice

Arshad Rashid, Suhail Khuroo, Sartaj Hassan Shah, Farzana Khuroo

Cholecystocutaneous fistula is a rare complication of cholecystitis. We report a case of a 75-year man who presented with features of anterior abdominal abscess, which on further exploration was diagnosed to be an external biliary fistula. This case illustrates that any cutaneous abscess in the right hypochondrium should be viewed with caution and investigated thoroughly.