Biliary-Bronchial Fistula After Right Hepatic Lobectomy

Michael G. Sarr, Gardner W. Smith, Erlinda F. Deleon

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1376-1380
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1985

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  • Surgery


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