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Hemobilia Due to an Iatrogenic Arteriobiliary Fistula Complicating Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report

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Hemobilia is the result of a pathological communication between bile duct and intra or extrahepatic vessel. 40% to 60% of the haemobilia cases are Iatrogenic, and the other causes are either vascular malformations or hepatic blunt trauma. We describe the case history of a patient in which laparoscopic cholecystectomy was complicated 3 months later by massive hemobilia. The cause of haemorrhage was a fistula between the principal bil duct and the right hepatic artery. This complication was successfully managed by surgery and angiographic embolization with full recovery of the patient.

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El Bouhaddouti, H. , Mazine, K. , Bouassria, A. , Mouaqit, O. , Benjelloun, E. , Ousadden, A. and Taleb, K. (2014) Hemobilia Due to an Iatrogenic Arteriobiliary Fistula Complicating Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Case Report. Open Journal of Gastroenterology, 4, 275-278. doi: 10.4236/ojgas.2014.46040.

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