Hemobilia-evolution of current diagnosis and treatment

S. W. Merrell, Philip D Schneider

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Abstract

''Hemobilia,'' upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding that originates from within the biliary tract, has become widely recognized due to an increased clinical awareness of the disorder and to improvements in diagnostic techniques. In addition, the growing use of percutaneous liver puncture for the diagnosis of and therapy for hepatobiliary diseases and the increased incidence of both blunt and penetrating hepatic trauma have contributed to a rising incidence of hemobilia. We review the history, pathophysiology, and current approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-625
Number of pages5
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Volume155
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1991

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Hemobilia
Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Liver
Incidence
Biliary Tract
Punctures
History
Hemorrhage
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

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