Transcatheter arterial embolization for iatrogenic hemobilia is a safe and effective procedure: case series and review of the literature.

@article{Marynissen2012TranscatheterAE,
  title={Transcatheter arterial embolization for iatrogenic hemobilia is a safe and effective procedure: case series and review of the literature.},
  author={Thomas Marynissen and Geert Maleux and Sam Heye and Johan A Vaninbroukx and Wim Laleman and David M Cassiman and Chris Verslype and Schalk van der Merwe and Werner van Steenbergen and Frederik Nevens},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={905-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Hemobilia is an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. The etiology is diverse, but most often, it is iatrogenic. The present study aims to reassess the clinical picture and the treatment of choice. METHODS We describe a case series from a single center of patients who presented with nontraumatic iatrogenic hemobilia. RESULTS Over a period of 8 years, hemobilia occurred in 12 patients: following liver biopsy in six patients and after endoscopic biliary interventions in four… CONTINUE READING
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