Bronchobiliary fistula complicating oriental cholangiohepatitis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Respiration, Artificial

abstract

  • Bronchio biliary fistula in adults is a rare event defined by the passage of bile into the bronchus and the sputum (biloptysis).Typically these lesions occur in the congenital form, as a result of thoracoabdominal trauma, or in rare instances as a result of iatrogenic injury or long-standing biliary tract disease and obstruction. In this paper, we report a novel case of a fatal bronchobiliary fistula that developed in a 67-year-old Chinese male with Oriental cholangiohepatitis. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a bronchobiliary fistula complicating the clinical management of a patient with this disease.

publication date

  • November 14, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2020539

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/136518202760388037

PubMed ID

  • 18332940

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 131

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 4

number

  • 3