Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67--68

Novel technique in managing bronchobiliary fistula in adults: Endobronchial embolization using silicone spigots in 2 cases


Kostas Kostopanagiotou, Robert S George, Emmanuel Kefaloyannis, Kostas Papagiannopoulos 
 Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Kostas Kostopanagiotou
Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. JamesSQs University Hospital, Bexley Wing, LS9 7TF, Leeds
United Kingdom

Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF) can complicate most hepatic pathologies. This is a challenging group of patients, especially when surgery is precluded. The bronchoscopic application of silicon spigots is a recognized technique for the treatment of massive hemoptysis and the management of patients with bronchopleural fistula following lung resection. Their role in the treatment of BBF has never been described. In this paper we report the successful embolization using silicon spigots in two patients with BBF secondary to malignant disease, when all surgical options were exhausted.


How to cite this article:
Kostopanagiotou K, George RS, Kefaloyannis E, Papagiannopoulos K. Novel technique in managing bronchobiliary fistula in adults: Endobronchial embolization using silicone spigots in 2 cases.Ann Thorac Med 2015;10:67-68


How to cite this URL:
Kostopanagiotou K, George RS, Kefaloyannis E, Papagiannopoulos K. Novel technique in managing bronchobiliary fistula in adults: Endobronchial embolization using silicone spigots in 2 cases. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Jan 27 ];10:67-68
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