What is the definition of Congenital Bronchobiliary Fistula?
Congenital bronchobiliary fistula (CBF), also known as congenital respiratory-biliary fistula, is an extremely rare congenital abnormality where an abnormal opening (fistula) is present between the trachea (windpipe) or bronchus and the left bile duct.
What are the symptoms for Congenital Bronchobiliary Fistula?
Symptoms of congenital bronchobiliary fistula include recurrent respiratory infections, respiratory distress, progressive cyanosis (bluish or grey skin and nails), vomiting, and green fluid (bile) in respiratory secretions.
What are the current treatments for Congenital Bronchobiliary Fistula?
Treatment for congenital bronchobiliary fistula involves surgical removal of the fistula and repair of the affected areas of the trachea or bronchus and bile duct.