Bronchobiliary fistula treated with histoacryl embolization under bronchoscopic guidance: A case report

Jung Hyun Kim, Man Deuk Kim, Young Kyung Lee, Seong Gyu Hwang, Ji Hyun Lee, Eun Kyung Kim, Hye Cheol Jeong

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A 56-year-old woman presented with bile-tinged sputum for one year. Five years ago, she was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma. She was treated with five hepatic arterial chemotherapies, two radiofrequency ablations, four chemoembolizations, and a right lobectomy of the liver. Two years ago, a liver abscess with biliary stricture occurred and was treated with endoscopic biliary drainage and balloon dilatation. On admission, bronchoscopy suggested a bronchobiliary fistula in the anterobasal segment of the right lower lobar bronchus. Fluorography showed a fistulous tract between the right lower lobar bronchus and the liver abscess pocket. We performed histoacryl embolization under bronchoscopic guidance and the bile-tinged sputum resolved. However, biliary obstruction and hepatic failure followed and the patient expired three months later. We report a case of a bronchobiliary fistula managed with a bronchoscopic approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalRespiratory Medicine CME
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 15


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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