Hepatobronchial fistula with percutaneous pyogenic abscess drainage of the liver

Matthew Nesper, John P McGahan

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Percutaneous abscess drainage has been successfully used in the treatment of hepatic abscesses. We present a case of a posttraumatic pyogenic liver abscess treated by CT-guided percutaneous catheter drainage with an unusual complication of a hepatobronchial fistula. Patient management and the subtle roentgenographic features of this case are presented. Early signs of hepatobronchial fistula including paroxysms of coughing and a peculiar metallic taste during the performance of an abscessogram are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalGastrointestinal Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1985


  • Abdomen, abscess
  • Abdomen, biopsy
  • Biopsies, complications
  • Computed tomographic guidance, catheter damage
  • Liver, abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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