biliary fistula


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bil·i·ar·y fis·tu·la

a fistula leading to some portion of the biliary tract.

biliary fistula

an abnormal passage from the gallbladder, a bile duct, or the liver to an internal organ or the surface of the body. Biliary fistulae into the duodenum may complicate cholelithiasis; a gallstone may become impacted, usually in the ileocecal valve, and cause intestinal obstruction.

biliary fistula

A fistula through which bile is discharged after a biliary operation.
See also: fistula