What are the complications of inflammation due to chronic cholelithiasis (gallstones)?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Douglas M Heuman, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Inflammation from chronic cholelithiasis may result in fusion of the gallbladder to the extrahepatic biliary tree, causing Mirizzi syndrome. Alternatively, a fistula into the intestinal tract may form, causing gallstone ileus. [12]


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