J Korean Radiol Soc.  2004 Oct;51(4):441-444. 10.3348/jkrs.2004.51.4.441.

Percutaneous Treatment of a Bronchobiliary Fistula Caused by Cholelithiasis: Case Report

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  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, GyeongSang National University Hospital. jjyou@nongae.gsnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Bronchobiliary fistulae are rare disorders, with inflammatory diseases of the liver, trauma, previous surgery and biliary obstruction being frequent causative factors. Endoscopic or transhepatic biliary drainage has been used successfully to avoid surgical treatment. We describe a case of a bronchobiliary fistula in a 78-year-old man with biliary obstruction caused by impacted calculi. Without surgical or endoscopic intervention, fistulae were treated by percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and removal of calculi, in conjunction with balloon sphincteroplasty.

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Bile ducts, calculi; Fistula, biliary; Fistula, pulmonary; Interventional procedures
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