Biliary-bronchial fistula is an extremely unusual complication of thoracoabdominal trauma or suppurative hepatobiliary disease. We treated a patient with a biliary-bronchial fistula that developed after right hepatectomy for an infected traumatic intrahepatic hematoma. The diagnosis of biliary-bronchial fistula was confirmed by percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography. Surgical therapy included a primary transabdominal choledochostomy, with the insertion of a T-tube, sphincteroplasty, and open marsupialization of the chronic subphrenic abscess.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Archives of Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 1985|
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