Bilorrhea secondary to bronchobiliary fistula

A. H. Olivencia-Yurvati, Christine Rollins

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Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF) is a rare condition which occurs most commonly as a complication of hydatid cyst liver disease. The following report describes a patient who presented with biliptysis 6 months following decortication of an empyema that had occurred following partial hepatectomy of a colon cancer metastasis. This is the only case to our knowledge that describes the presentation of a BBF in this context. The patient was diagnosed with BBF and successfully underwent open thoracotomy for fistulectomy and repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-441
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014


  • Bronchial disease
  • Complications
  • Fistula (bronchobiliary)
  • Surgery


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