A Biliobronchial Fistula in a Patient With Hepatocellcular Carcinoma Treated With Chemoembolization Diagnosed by Hepatobiliary Iminodiacetic Acid Scan and Managed by Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Yousef Nassar, Sven Hida, Seth Richter

Abstract


A biliobronchial fistula is an abnormal communication between the biliary tract and the bronchial tree. It may be a rare complication after treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). We present a case of a 71-year-old man that developed a biliobronchial fistula as a complication of hepatocellular carcinoma treated with TACE. It was successfully diagnosed by hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan and treated with endoscopic retrograde pancreatography.




Gastroenterol Res. 2017;10(6):383-385
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr904w


Keywords


Biliobronchial fistula; Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization; Bilioptysis; ERCP; Hepatocellular carcinoma

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