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Journal of Case Reports
Arterial Bleeding caused by a Dropped Gallstone from a Cholecystoduodenal Fistula
Kiyoshi Hotta1, Nobuhide Oshitani1, Jun-ichi Fujikawa1, Hiroko Hata1, Takao Sakuma2, Masahiro Matsuda1, Sanai Noguchi1, Yoshimasa Oyama3, Yasuhiro Fujiwara4
Departments of 1Gastroenterology, 2Internal Medicine and 3Radiodiagnosis; Aizenbashi Hospital, 5-16-15 Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ku; 4Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, Osaka-city, Osaka, Japan.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Kiyoshi Hotta
Email: k-hotta@tachibana-med.or.jp
Received: 05-JAN-2018 Accepted: 18-APR-2018 Published Online: 15-MAY-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2018.0032
Background: A cholecystoduodenal fistula is often caused by gallstones, but rarely causes gastrointestinal bleeding. Interventional radiology or surgery is used when gastrointestinal bleeding is difficult to treat endoscopically, and interventional radiology has been increasingly performed in recent years. Case Report: We report a rare case of arterial bleeding caused by a dropped gallstone from a cholecystoduodenal fistula, with successful treatment using interventional radiology. Conclusion: Reports of gastrointestinal bleeding from an internal biliary fistula with successful treatment using interventional radiology are very rare. This case illustrates the effectiveness of interventional radiology for a rare case of arterial bleeding caused by a dropped gallstone from a cholecystoduodenal fistula.
Keywords : Biliary Fistula, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Intestinal Fistula, Intervention Radiology.
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