Cholangioscopic diagnosis of hemobilia: an unusual case of left hepatic portal hypertension by plasma cell tumor

Post written by Kyosuke Goda, MD, and Yusuke Hashimoto, MD, MMA, from the National Cancer Center, Hospital East Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Oncology, Chiba, Japan. A 68-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus was referred to our institution for evaluation of a bulky tumor in the head of the pancreas. Abdominal CT revealed a large hyperdense …

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A case of hemobilia secondary to cancer of the gallbladder confirmed by cholangioscopy

Post written by Linda Zhang, MBBS, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St George Hospital, Kogarah, Australia. This article discusses the management of hemobilia due to gallbladder malignancy in a frail, elderly patient with multiple comorbidities, which limited the available therapies. Our patient was a 90-year-old female who presented with biliary obstruction and melaena. …

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Successful hemostasis using a covered self-expandable metallic stent for spurting hemobilia

Jae Hee Cho, MD, PhD from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Republic of Korea presents this video case. A patient who underwent biliary plastic stent placement for pancreatic head cancer with central bile duct (CBD) invasion was admitted for hematochezia. Abdominal enhanced computed tomography (CT) showed …

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