Surgical Experience in a Baby With Congenital Broncho-Biliary Fistula


Guenlemez A. , Tugay M., Elemen L., Tuerker G., Guercan N. I. , DEMİR H. , ...More

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.87, no.1, pp.318-320, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.06.028
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.318-320

Abstract

Congenital tracheobiliary and bronchobiliary fistulae are rare malformations in which patent communications exist between the respiratory system and biliary tract, respectively. We present a newborn who was admitted with respiratory distress and bilious tracheal discharge. Investigation revealed a bronchobiliary fistula originating from the left main bronchus, as well as biliary atresia. Excision of the bronchobiliary fistula was successful and the connection between biliary tract and gastrointestinal system was established by performance of a Roux-en-Y cholecysto-jejunostomy. Diagnostic tools, differential diagnosis, and surgical correction strategies are discussed.