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Management of acquired bronchobiliary fistula: 3 case reports and a literature review

Author(s): Eryigit Hatice | Oztas Selahattin | Urek Senol | Olgac Guven | Kurutepe Melahat | Kutlu Cemal

Journal: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
ISSN 1749-8090

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 52;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Abstract Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF), which often presents with bilioptysis, is an abnormal communication between the bronchial system and biliary tree. It is a complication associated with a high mortality rate and requires a well-planned management strategy. Although hydatid disease is still the leading cause, extensive surgical interventions and invasive procedures of the liver have altered the profile of patients in recent decades. This paper presents 3 cases of BBF and reviews the literature regarding the treatment options generally mandated by clinical presentation and the underlying disease.
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