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Hemobilia as a rare vascular complication of chronic pancreatitis

Mersich, T.ás.; Zaránd, A.; Egyed, Z.óf.; Dede, K.óf.; Besznyák, I.án.; Jakab, F.

Magyar Sebeszet 58(3): 187-189


ISSN/ISBN: 0025-0295
PMID: 16167474
Accession: 049203621

Hemobilia is one of the possible causes of upper GI tract bleeding of unknown origin. However hemobilia is usually iatrogenic or traumatic, it can originate as a result of inflammation or may be caused by tumors. Authors present the case of a 46-year-old man, who developed hemobilia as a vascular complication of chronic pancreatitis. Diagnosis was proved on angiography and surgical intervention was necessary because of the life-threatening hemorrhage. Cholecystectomy, T-drainage and cystoduodenostomy were performed. We describe symptoms, diagnostic and therapeutic approches and compare it to recent literature.

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