Pediatric Radiology

, 38:999

Congenital tracheobiliary fistula diagnosed with contrast-enhanced CT and 3-D reformation

  • Soni C. Chawla
  • Priyanka Jha
  • Richard Breiman
  • Diana Farmer
  • Charles Gooding
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-008-0880-3

Cite this article as:
Chawla, S.C., Jha, P., Breiman, R. et al. Pediatr Radiol (2008) 38: 999. doi:10.1007/s00247-008-0880-3

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.

Keywords

Congenital tracheobiliary fistula Contrast-enhanced CT Intraoperative fistulogram 3-D reformation 

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© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Soni C. Chawla
    • 1
    • 2
  • Priyanka Jha
    • 3
  • Richard Breiman
    • 3
  • Diana Farmer
    • 4
  • Charles Gooding
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiological SciencesOlive View-UCLA Medical CenterSylmarUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiological SciencesUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)SylmarUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiological SciencesUniversity of California, San Francisco (UCSF)San FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pediatric SurgeryUniversity of California, San Francisco (UCSF)San FranciscoUSA

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