Thoracobiliary fistulas are a commonly reported complication of subphrenic or liver abscesses and biliary tract obstruction. However, they are a rare and unusual complication of traumatic thoracoabdominal wounds. Due to their rarity, the experience of any one surgeon is minimal, and there is a paucity of information available in the literature regarding their treatment. We describe a case of a traumatic thoracobiliary fistula, review the existing literature, and discuss the proper management of this potentially lethal sequela of trauma.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Feb 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine