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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 24, Issue 5, Pages 281-283
Brief Communication

Management of Biliopleural Fistula after Transarterial Chemoembolization of a Liver Lesion

Amir Shahzad Butt, Ghulam Mujtaba, Sury Anand, and Mahesh Krishnaiah

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Received 17 July 2009; Accepted 19 July 2009

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A case of a biliopleural fistula with a biloma occurring after superselective hepatic transarterial chemoembolization ablation of a metastatic hepatic carcinoid is described. The presentation was complicated by choledocholithiasis. The biloma was successfully treated with endoscopic drainage.