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