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Journal of Case Reports
Hemobilia due to Spontaneous Rupture of Cystic Artery Pseudoaneurysm: A Rare Complication of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Sameer Ashok Rege, Supreet Marathe, Omprakash Rohondia
Department of Surgery, Seth GS Medical College, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Sameer Rege
Email: drsamrege@gmail.com
Received: 26-SEP-2017 Accepted: 05-MAY-2020 Published Online: 10-MAY-2020
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2020.0025
Background: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the commonest laparoscopic surgery performed. Various complications have been documented however isolated vascular complications are rare, require a high degree of suspicion and often pose a considerable diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Case Report: We hereby report a lady with hemobilia due to spontaneous rupture of pseudo-aneurysm of cystic artery, successfully treated with endovascular emboilization. Conclusion: Cystic artery pseudo-aneurysm rupture can potentially lead to a fatal emergency due to rupture during surgery.
Keywords : Aneurysm, Cholecystectomy, Gallbladder Diseases, Hemobilia, Laparoscopy.
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