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

Soni C. Chawla, Priyanka Jha, Richard Breiman, Diana L Farmer, Charles Gooding

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)999-1002
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2008


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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