Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2007 Mar;34(3):174-178.

A Case of Hemobilia Caused by Calculous Cholecystitis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. cscmed@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Pathology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.

Abstract

Hemobilia is a status of bleeding into the biliary tract, which is caused by abnormal communication between the intrahepatic blood vessels and biliary tract, and is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Most cases of the hemobilia originating in the gallbladder are related to gallstones. However, hemobilia is a rare complication of calculous cholecystitis. We report a case of hemobilia as a complication of calculous cholecystitis in a patient given continuous aspirin medication.

Keyword

Hemobilia; Gall bladder stone; Calculous cholecystitis

MeSH Terms

Aspirin
Biliary Tract
Blood Vessels
Cholecystitis*
Gallbladder
Gallstones
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Hemobilia*
Hemorrhage
Humans
Aspirin
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