Negative Pressure Wound Therapy applied to a cholecystoparietal fistula: How to treat a rare complication of a common condition - a case report
A cholecystoparietal fistula is an uncommon complication of gallstone disease as a result of neglected gallbladder disease).
The subcutaneous abdominal wall abscess, derived from this condition, might be wide and hard to treat, especially in elderly and debilitated patients. The best management of cholecystoparietal fistula depends on its etiology and may require medical, surgical, or endoscopic treatment. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is a valuable support therapy that can improve the prognosis of the disease and the patient’s outcome.
We report the case of an 89-year-old female patient affected by a spontaneous cholecystoparietal fistula with a wide abdominal wall abscess treated by a one-stage surgical approach combined with NPWT over the resulting skin loss.
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