Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 197–199 | Cite as

Splenobronchial fistula: Interventional radiologic management

  • Courtney C. Neff
Article

Abstract

A 71-year-old man had a splenic abscess complicated by rupture into the left subphrenic space with formation of a splenobronchial fistula. One percutaneous catheter was placed into the splenic abscess and a second was placed in the subphrenic collection. The abscesses resolved and the bronchial fistula closed in 12 days.

Key words

Splenic abscess, complications Splenobronchial fistula 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Courtney C. Neff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySalem HospitalSalemUSA

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