Congenital tracheobiliary fistula diagnosed with contrast-enhanced CT and 3-D reformation
ABSTRACT Congenital tracheobiliary fistula (CTBF) is a rare malformation. So far 24 cases have been reported in the English language literature. The imaging techniques used in diagnosis have been bronchography, fistulography, cholangiography, hepatobiliary nuclear imaging and MRI. We report a newborn patient who presented with right lung consolidation and biliptysis. The radiographic diagnosis of tracheobiliary fistula was made on multidetector CT scan of the chest and abdomen. Multiple 3-D volume-rendered reformations were performed. An abnormal air-filled tract was seen connecting the posteroinferior aspect of the carina and left biliary system, which was successfully treated surgically.
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ABSTRACT: Congenital tracheo-or-bronchobiliary fistula is a rare anomaly. Here, we present a malnourished child with persistent and recurrent respiratory symptoms. Flexible bronchoscopy and imaging studies were carried out to ascertain the diagnosis, anatomy and associated anomalies prior to surgery. Patient underwent successful corrective surgery with complete resolution of symptoms.Pediatric Surgery International 04/2011; 27(8):899-905. DOI:10.1007/s00383-011-2879-3 · 1.06 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Congenital tracheobiliary fistula is a rare malformation that can present with a variety of respiratory symptoms. We present a case of a newborn patient with a tracheobiliary fistula and severe respiratory insufficiency needing extracorporal membrane oxygenation to recover.Journal of Pediatric Surgery 04/2010; 45(4):E9-11. DOI:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.01.018 · 1.31 Impact Factor