Iatrogenic hemobilia: management with transarterial embolization using gelfoam particles

Eurvilaichit, C.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 82(9): 931-937

1999


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 10561952
Document Number: 1664
Four patients with life threatening bleeding hemobilia from the hepatic artery were successfully treated with transarterial embolization with small gelfoam particles with no recurrence of bleeding on follow-up study. The iatragenic hemobilia occurred inadvertently during surgery in two patients, with liver biopsy in one patient and percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage procedure in another patient. Transarterial embolization appears safe and may be regarded as a life-safing treatment for bleeding hemobilia.

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Iatrogenic hemobilia: management with transarterial embolization using gelfoam particles