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Korean J Radiol. 2009 Jul-Aug;10(4):411-5. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2009.10.4.411. Epub 2009 Jun 25.

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

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Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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.

KEYWORDS:

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

PMID:
19568472
PMCID:
PMC2702053
DOI:
10.3348/kjr.2009.10.4.411
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