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CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 437–439 | Cite as

Percutaneous Transhepatic Endobiliary Drainage of Hepatic Hydatid Cyst with Rupture into the Biliary System: An Unusual Route for Drainage

  • Mehmet Inal
  • Süreyya Soyupak
  • Erol Akgül
  • Hüseyin Ezici

The most common and serious complication of hydatid cyst of the liver is rupture into the biliary tract causing obstructive jaundice, cholangitis and abscess. The traditional treatment of biliary-cystic fistula is surgery and recently endoscopic sphincterotomy. We report a case of complex heterogeneous cyst rupture into the biliary tract causing biliary obstruction in which the obstruction and cyst were treated successfully by percutaneous transhepatic endobiliary drainage. Our case is the second report of percutaneous transbiliary internal drainage of hydatid cyst with rupture into the biliary duct in which the puncture and drainage were not performed through the cyst cavity.

Keywords

Cholangitis Biliary Tract Hydatid Cyst Obstructive Jaundice Biliary Obstruction 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet Inal
    • 1
  • Süreyya Soyupak
    • 1
  • Erol Akgül
    • 1
  • Hüseyin Ezici
    • 2
  1. 1.Çukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Balcali Hospital 01330, Adana, TurkeyTURKEY
  2. 2.Department of General Surgery, Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Balcali Hospital 01330, Adana, TurkeyTURKEY

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