Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2019, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (3): 128-131.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2019.190822

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A Rare Case of Spontaneous Gastrobiliary Fistula Diagnosed by Oral Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound

Wei Zhang, MSab, Rongqin Zheng, MDab*()   

  1. a Department of Medical Ultrasonics, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510630, China
    b Guangdong Key Laboratory of Liver Disease Research, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510630, China
  • Received:2019-06-21 Online:2019-09-30 Published:2019-09-05
  • Contact: Rongqin Zheng, MD,


We report the case of a 55-year-old man with a spontaneous fistula between the intrahepatic bile duct and stomach. Oral contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) was used in this patient and made the diagnosis of fistula as observed during open surgery. We found that oral CEUS should be considered as a safe, simple and effective method to diagnose and evaluate gastrobiliary fistulas.

Key words: Gastrobiliary fistula; Contrast-enhanced ultrasound; Oral administration