Infected bile in the bellows: A case of pyocholethorax - The
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Cholethorax is an unusual condition in which bile invades the pleural space. It may occur in any setting where the barriers between the pleural space and hepatobiliary system are broken. Of note, iatrogenic perforation has been increasingly reported cause in recent years. The bilious pleural effusion may subsequently become infected becoming a pyocholethorax. We report a case of pyocholethorax in the setting of a percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) in a patient with a biliary obstruction...

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