Repair of diaphragmatic biliary pleural fistula in a hydatid cyst with pericardial patch: A case report



Hydatid cyst, Recurrence, Biliopleural fistula, Diaphragm repair, Autologous graft


Intrathoracic complications are rare events in postoperative recurrence of hepatic hydatid cysts; however, they are serious causes of mortality. In this report, we aimed to present a case of diaphragmatic defect developing as an intrathoracic complication after recurrence, which we repaired using a pericardial patch. Based on the literature, we encountered no use of pericardial patches in such cases.


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Semerkant T, Esme H. Repair of diaphragmatic biliary pleural fistula in a hydatid cyst with pericardial patch: A case report. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2020 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 13];4(4):324-6. Available from: