Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1999 Aug;19(4):671-674.

A Case of Hemobilia Developed in a Hepatic Artery Aneurysm after Biliary Stenting

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon Medical College, Inchon, Korea.


Hemobilia is defined as a hemorrhage in the biliary tract and is most commonly associated with accidental or iatrogenic trauma. A case is herein reported of hemobilia developed in a hepatic artery aneurysm after biliary stenting was performed in patient with cholangiocarcinoma. A 63-year-old man was admitted with melena and had history of cholangiocarcinoma with an intraductal biliary stent. A hepatic artery angiography revealed two pseudoaneurysms at the common hepatic artery and right hepatic artery. Transarterial embolization with gelfoam was successfully received and hemobilia was not developed later.


Hemobilia; Biliary stent; Cholangiocarcinoma
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