Evaluation and treatment of intraabdominal bilomas.

  title={Evaluation and treatment of intraabdominal bilomas.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Mosso V{\'a}zquez and M. Kristen Thorsen and Wylie J. Dodds and Francisco A. Quiroz and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Mart{\'i}nez and Thomas L. Lawson and Edward T. Stewart and W. Dennis Foley},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={144 5},
In a 3-year period, 21 intraabdominal bilomas developed in 18 patients. Fifteen of the patients had a solitary biloma, and the other three patients each had two separate concurrent bilomas. The major cause of biloma formation was postoperative bile leakage from a bile duct after laparotomy done primarily for surgery on the gallbladder or liver. Maximal diameter of the bilomas in the transaxial plane ranged from 2 to 19 cm. Sixteen of the bilomas were in the right upper quadrant, and five were… CONTINUE READING
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