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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 317-319

Usefulness of Tc99m-mebrofenin hepatobiliary scintigraphy and single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography in the diagnosis of bronchobiliary fistula


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.215490

PMID: 29033682

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Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF), a rare complication of liver disease, is an abnormal communication between the biliary tract and bronchial tree. BBF may occur as a consequence of local liver infections such as hydatid or amebic disease, pyogenic liver abscess or trauma to the liver, obstruction of biliary tract, and tumor. As such management of liver disease with BBF is very difficult and often associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, timely diagnosis of BBF is imperative. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy along with hybrid single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography using Tc99m-mebrofenin is a very useful noninvasive imaging modality, in the diagnosis of BBF.


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