Post-cholecystectomy haemobilia: enjoying a renaissance in the laparoscopic era?

@article{Stewart1995PostcholecystectomyHE,
  title={Post-cholecystectomy haemobilia: enjoying a renaissance in the laparoscopic era?},
  author={Brad Stewart and Robert J. Abraham and Ken R Thomson and Neil Collier},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={185-8}
}
Trauma to the right hepatic artery during biliary surgery can lead to false aneurysm formation. Subsequent rupture into the biliary system, which may occur after a considerable delay, will then result in major haemobilia. This report details five cases referred to the Royal Melbourne Hospital over a 12 month period, four of which followed initial laparoscopic procedures, and emphasizes important management procedures to prevent and treat this previously rare complication.