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July 1929


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From the Chest and Surgical Services of the Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.

Arch Surg. 1929;19(1):149-151. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1929.01150010152006

During September, 1927, we saw a patient in whom a bronchobiliary fistula developed. The infrequency of this type of lesion prompted us to collect and analyze the literature on bronchobiliary fistulas. We had just instituted our studies when the admirable article by Morton and Phillips1 appeared, making it not only unnecessary but even unwise to publish another detailed report. In the paper by Morton and Phillips will be found everything pertaining to the history, etiology, pathologic characteristics, symptomatology, prognosis and treatment of bronchobiliary fistula. However, it may be worth while, in a condition so unusual, to submit a report of the case of our patient merely as a matter of record.

REPORT OF A CASE  L. R., an obese, white, married multipara, aged 39, was operated on for appendicitis by one of our colleagues in St. Louis, in the hope of relieving headache, constipation, nausea and pain in the

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