Traumatic bronchobiliary fistula

J Trauma. 1983 Feb;23(2):161-2. doi: 10.1097/00005373-198302000-00018.


Bronchobiliary fistulae have very rarely been reported as a result of trauma. Herein, a case is reported and seven previous cases discussed. All were a result of thoraco-abdominal injuries and all had biliptysis. Early exploration via a transthoracic approach is recommended. This approach resulted in a shortened hospital stay and decreased morbidity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / complications*
  • Adult
  • Biliary Fistula / etiology*
  • Bronchial Fistula / etiology*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Thoracic Injuries / complications*