Bronchoperitoneal fistula from a lung abscess

Po Shun Hsu, Shih Chun Lee, Ching Tzao, Cheng Jueng Chen, Yeung Leung Cheng

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Abstract

Fistula formation between the bronchi and peritoneal cavity is extremely rare. In previous reports, fistulas have occurred secondary to thoraco-abdominal trauma, subphrenic abscess, suppurative biliary tract obstruction, malignancy and iatrogenically through procedures such as biliary surgery or percutaneous biliary drainage. The direction of fistula formation has always been thought to be from the peritoneal cavity to the bronchi: there are no reports of a fistula with a bronchial origin. This case report presents a patient who presented with sepsis and a bronchoperitoneal fistula and pneumoperitoneum secondary to lung abscess.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1091-1092
Number of pages2
JournalRespirology
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bronchoperitoneal fistula
  • Lung abscess
  • Pneumoperitoneum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Hsu, P. S., Lee, S. C., Tzao, C., Chen, C. J., & Cheng, Y. L. (2008). Bronchoperitoneal fistula from a lung abscess. Respirology, 13(7), 1091-1092. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1843.2008.01346.x