biliary fistula


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bil·i·ar·y fis·tu·la

a fistula leading to some portion of the biliary tract.
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biliary fistula

A fistula through which bile is discharged after a biliary operation.
See also: fistula
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We were able to intraoperatively identify, with blue ink, high-output biliary fistulas and then carefully suture them.
It was also observed through radiological methods that there was a significant risk of sepsis development in patients with biliary stenosis (RR: 3.73, 95% CI: 1.44-9.69) and biliary fistula (RR: 13.90, 95% CI: 1.78-108.43).
External biliary fistula (Biliocutaneous fistula) can occur due to traumatic or surgical injury to the liver or hepatobiliary tract.
High risk of biliary fistula after isolated segment VIII liver resection.
Biliary fistulas are defined as chronic pipe-like ulcers.
Other findings on ultrasonography include a gallbladder mass, subhepatic fluid collection, obscure border between the gallbladder and liver, intramural hypoechoic nodules and rarely gas in the biliary tree in patients with a biliary fistula.[6]
VR+ VR- (n = 64) (n = 177) n (%) n (%) Complications Pancreatic fistula 7 (11) 23 (13) Biliary fistula 3 (5) 5 (3) Fluid collections 4 (6) 9 (5) Peritoneal bleeding 3 (5) 9 (5) Digestive bleeding 1 (2) 1 (0.5) Ileal perforation 1 (2) 5(3) Pleural effusion 1 (2) 2 (1) Others 1 (2) 6 (3) Reoperation 4 (6) 9 (5) Morbidity 19 (29%) 53 (30%) Mortality 2 (3%) 7 (4%) PD: pancreatoduodenectomy; TP: total pancreatectomy; DP: distal pancreatectomy.
Cholangiography was used to confirm healing of the biliary fistula and absence of a biliary stricture or residual stones.
If left untreated, the cysts grow in size and eventually cause complications like-cysto biliary fistula or communication, rupture into the peritoneal cavity and seeding of daughter cysts, leading to disability and morbidity.
In the fistuloclysis group, patients were further divided into three subgroups according to the EF locations: Group 1, patients with jejunal-ileal fistula (n = 11); Group 2, patients with biliary fistula (n = 16); Group 3, patients with duodenal fistula (n = 8).
(1-3) We report what is probably the first case in which a biliary fistula was the first presentation of abdominal TB and AIDS.
A computed tomography (CT) scan supported the latter finding and confirmed the presence of a large calculus in the proximal duodenum, raising the possibility of a biliary fistula.