Bronchobiliary fistula after multiple transcatheter arterial chemoembolizations for hepatocellular carcinoma: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Caoye Wang
    • Zhengqiang Yang
    • Jinguo Xia
    • Weiping Wang
    • Wenhua Chen
    • Qi Wang
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  • Published online on: February 13, 2018     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1574
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Abstract

Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF) is a rare condition, defined as an abnormal communication between the bronchial system and the biliary tree. Patients with this condition usually present with massive biliptysis, and the mortality rate is high. BBF has been reported to occur in patients with congenital conditions, complications of trauma, hepatic abscesses and biliary tract obstruction (surgical as well as non‑surgical). However, to the best of our knowledge, BBF as a complication of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been reported to date. We herein report a case of BBF developing as a complication following TACE in a 71‑year‑old male patient with HCC. The patient was treated by placement of a metallic biliary stent followed by percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage to decompress the intrahepatic biliary tree, and his symptoms were immediately relieved.

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Wang, C., Yang, Z., Xia, J., Wang, W., Chen, W., & Wang, Q. (1899). Bronchobiliary fistula after multiple transcatheter arterial chemoembolizations for hepatocellular carcinoma: A case report. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 0, 0-0. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1574
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Wang, C., Yang, Z., Xia, J., Wang, W., Chen, W., Wang, Q."Bronchobiliary fistula after multiple transcatheter arterial chemoembolizations for hepatocellular carcinoma: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 0.0 (1899): 0-0.
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Wang, C., Yang, Z., Xia, J., Wang, W., Chen, W., Wang, Q."Bronchobiliary fistula after multiple transcatheter arterial chemoembolizations for hepatocellular carcinoma: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 0, no. 0 (1899): 0-0. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1574