Percutaneous management of a bronchobiliary fistula after radiofrequency ablation in a patient with hepatocellular carcinoma

Hyun Yoon Dok, Hyun Shim Ju, Jin Lee Wook, Nyun Kim Pyo, Hoon Shin Ji, Mo Kim Kang

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Abstract

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure for the treatment of hepatic tumors. While RFA is associated with relatively low morbidity, sporadic bronchobiliary fistulae due to thermal damage may occur after RFA, although the incidence is rare. We describe a patient with a bronchobiliary fistula complicated by a liver abscess that occurred after RFA. This fistula was obliterated after placement of an external drainage catheter into the liver abscess for eight weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-415
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2009

Keywords

  • Bronchobiliary fistula
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver abscess
  • Percutaneous drainage
  • Radiofrequency ablation

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