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1

What are the Xray findings in a gallbladder fistula?

Potentially asymptomatic
Bile acid diarrhea
Can manifest as cholangitis
Gallstone ileus
Air within the biliary tree (pneumobilia)

2

How does cholecystoenteric fistula cause SBO?

Likely caused by a large gallstone entering the colon through the biliary-enteric fistula and becoming impacted at the distal ileum