Biliary-enteric fistula: pneumobilia

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Rafael Ovalle


Upper abdominal pain and elevation of hepatic enzymes.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Intraheptic gas, in the left lobe, peripherally located. 

Case Discussion

The differential diagnosis includes pneumobilia (usually centrally located gas) and portal venous gas (usually more peripheral). The cause of this finding was a biliary-enteric fistula.

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Case information

rID: 7818
Published: 14th Dec 2009
Last edited: 7th Jun 2016
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