Post-traumatic biliopleural fistula treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a case report

Submitted: April 17, 2023
Accepted: May 26, 2023
Published: June 15, 2023
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Thoracobiliary fistulae are a rare disorder caused by iatrogenic injury or trauma. Because these fistulae are uncommon, no standard of care has been established, but non-operative management (NOM) is often advised. As a result, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) appears to be playing a growing role in the treatment of select cases. A 42-year-old male patient involved in a street fight developed a biliopleural fistula as a result of an abdominal penetrating injury. Even in the lack of a clearly defined site of biliary leak, NOM and ERCP have proven to be safe and effective therapy in this case.

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Bergna, A., Salvetti, F., Leati, G., Monti, M., & Segalini, E. (2023). Post-traumatic biliopleural fistula treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a case report. Case Reports in Emergency Surgery and Trauma, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/crest.2023.3