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Bronchobiliary fistula due to alveolar hydatid disease: Report of three cases

Senturk, Hakan, MD1,*; Mert, Ali, MD1; Ersavasti, Gul, MD2; Tabak, Fehmi, MD1; Akdogan, Meral, MD1; Ulualp, Kenan, MD3

American Journal of Gastroenterology: November 1998 - Volume 93 - Issue 11 - p 2248–2253
doi: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1998.00627.x
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Bronchobiliary fistula is a serious complication of echinococcosis of the liver. Surgical and endoscopic treatments have been used successfully in the management of bronchobiliary fistula due to hepatic hydatid cysts. However, very little information exists on the management of bronchobiliary fistula due to alveolar hydatid disease. We report here the efficacy of various potential therapies in three cases.

1Department of Internal Medicine Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty of Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

2Department of Radiology Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty of Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

3Department of Surgery, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty of Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

*Professor of Medicine, Cihangir, Akyol sokak, No: 18-5, Makbul apt, TR-81000, Istanbul, Turkey

© The American College of Gastroenterology 1998. All Rights Reserved.
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