Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2008 May;36(5):313-317.

A Case of Hemobilia Caused by Clonorchiasis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. p1052ccy@hanmail.net

Abstract

Clonorchiasis is a trematodasis caused by ingestion of a raw fish that contains the infective cysts. In cases of early infection, the patients complained non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms, including anorexia, epigastric pain or diarrhea. In cases of long-standing infection, an association with gallstones, choledocholithiasis, cholangitis and cholangiocarcinoma has been reported. However, acute hemorrhagic complications of clonorchiasis are extremely rare. Herein, we report on a case of hemobilia that was caused by Clonorchis sinensis, and this was confirmed by operation.

Keyword

Clonorchiasis; Hemobilia
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