bronchobiliary fistula

bron·cho·bil·i·ar·y fis·tu·la

communication between a bronchus and the biliary system, for example, after a ruptured hepatic abscess.

bronchobiliary fistula

A fistula that develops between bile tract and the upper airways, which may be caused by liver surgery or hydatid disease, clinically characterised by bile “spotting” in the sputum. It is detected by thoracic and upper abdominal CTs. Surgical management entails thoracotomy and excision of the fistulous tract.
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Rarer presentations of right-sided CDH include superior vena cava syndrome and congenital bronchobiliary fistula.