Hepatobronchial Fistula and Lung Abscess after Transarterial Chemoembolization

Kwanjoo Lee, Jeong Eun Song, Hyang Sook Jeong, Do Young Kim

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Abstract

Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a common treatment modality to locally manage hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver abscess and bile duct injury are common complications of TACE. However, hepatobronchial fistula is a rare complication. Herein, we report a case of lung abscess due to hepatobronchial fistula after TACE. A 67-year-old man, who had underwent TACE 6 months ago, presented cough and bile-colored sputum. He was diagnosed with lung abscess and hepatobronchial fistula. We performed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; however, there was no improvement in his symptoms. Thereafter, partial hepatectomy and repair of fistula were successively conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-320
Number of pages5
JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
Volume69
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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