Bronchobiliary fistula: complete percutaneous treatment with biliary drainage and stricture dilation

Radiology. 1988 Sep;168(3):751-2. doi: 10.1148/radiology.168.3.3406404.


Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography was performed on an 18-year-old man who presented with jaundice and cholangitis 19 months after right hepatic lobe resection. The cholangiogram demonstrated a bronchobiliary fistula and a stricture of the common hepatic duct. Percutaneous therapy consisting of biliary drainage and balloon dilation cholangioplasty was successful in eradicating the fistula and reestablishing normal bile flow.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bile
  • Biliary Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Biliary Fistula / therapy*
  • Bronchial Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Bronchial Fistula / therapy*
  • Cholangiography
  • Constriction, Pathologic / therapy
  • Dilatation
  • Drainage
  • Hepatic Duct, Common
  • Humans
  • Male