J Vasc Interv Radiol 2016 Jun 3;27(6):930-2. Epub 2016 Jun 3.
General Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
BMJ Case Rep 2021 Jul 27;14(7). Epub 2021 Jul 27.
Radiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF) is defined as the abnormal connection between the biliary system and the bronchial tree, which presents clinically as an irritant cough with bilioptysis. Many conditions can lead to its development. We present a case of an acquired BBF in a 61-year-old man with a significant history of spilled gallstones from a prior laparoscopic cholecystectomy and subsequent presentation of intermittent right upper quadrant pain and recurrent pneumonia. Read More
Cir Pediatr 2021 Jul 1;34(3):130-133. Epub 2021 Jul 1.
Digestive Surgery and Endoscopy.Vicente Corral Moscoso Regional Hospital. Cuenca, Azuay (Ecuador).
Introduction: Congenital bronchobiliary fistula is an extremely rare malformation with high morbidity and mortality rates. Up to 2016, 36 cases had been reported worldwide.Clinical Case: 11-year-old male patient with history of chronic lung disease and respiratory insufficiency, bile ptyalism and 66-80% arterial saturation, jaundice, asymmetric thorax, finger clubbing, and disseminated crackling rales. Read More
Ann Palliat Med 2021 Jun;10(6):7121-7125
Clinical Laboratory of Hebei Chinese Traditional Hospital, Shijiazhuang, China.
Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF) refers to the abnormal traffic between the biliary tract and the bronchus. The condition is very rare and usually develops secondary to liver echinococcosis or amebiasis, liver abscess, trauma, biliary obstruction, or tumors. BBF has a high mortality rate and currently, there are no accurate and effective diagnostic methods. Read More
J Med Case Rep 2021 May 22;15(1):291. Epub 2021 May 22.
Colorectal Research Center, Department of Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Zand Avenue, P.O. Box 71345-1744, Shiraz, Iran.
Background: Bronchobiliary fistula is an extremely rare disease that involves abnormal communication between a hepatic segment and bronchial tree. It is mostly caused by untreated hydatid cyst, liver abscess, iatrogenic stenosis, and, rarely, trauma.Case Presentation: We experienced an extremely rare case of bronchobiliary fistula after motor vehicle accident. Read More
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2021 Jul 29;44(7):1005-1016. Epub 2021 Apr 29.
Humanitas Clinical and Research Center - IRCCS, Via Manzoni, 56, Rozzano, 20089, Milan, Italy.
Bronchobiliary fistula is a rare condition characterized by bile leaking into the bronchial tree causing biliptysis. It may arise from liver infection or as a consequence of resection and thermal ablation of cancer. Currently, there is no consensus about the treatment strategy. Read More