Bronchobiliary fistula after chronic pancreatitis. A case report.

  title={Bronchobiliary fistula after chronic pancreatitis. A case report.},
  author={David A Watters and Erin M Barker and Jaikrishna Maharaj Kalideen},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  volume={66 15},
A case of cholangitis secondary to chronic pancreatitis is reported. A liver abscess ruptured into the chest and the patient presented coughing bile. Symptoms were cured by a choledochojejunostomy, providing drainage for the obstructed common bile duct. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of a bronchobiliary fistula developing as a result of chronic pancreatitis. The principles of treatment are discussed.