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Int Surg J. 2014; 1(3): 155-157


Cutaneous bronchobiliary fistula following laparotomy for ruptured hydatid cyst of the liver

Vikas Sachdeva, Santosh Kumar Singh, Vaibhav Sood, Devendra Kumar Shukla, Sunil Kumar Ajay.

Abstract
Cutaneous bronchobiliary fistula is a rare and an uncommon but severe complication of the hydatid cyst of the liver. Treatment has traditionally been surgical resection. We hereby describe a case of a 55-year-old male who had undergone exploratory laparotomy with peritoneal lavage for ruptured right hepatic lobe hydatid cyst 1 year back. During the post-operative course, the patient came to the outpatient department of our hospital complaining of leakage of purulent exudate through a cutaneous opening located above the umbilicus in midline, pain in the right hypochondrium radiating to the right hemithorax, malaise, fever and chronic productive cough. Fistulography revealed a convoluted cavity communicating with a residual cystic cavity on the right hepatic lobe with the right bronchial tree. We observed communication with the intrahepatic canaliculi. Computed tomographic scan revealed a fistulous tract on the anterior liver border through the abdominal wall. There were no post-treatment complications. The patient is asymptomatic.

Key words: Bronchobiliary fistula, Hydatid cyst, Fistulography



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