ISSN 2149-2247 | E-ISSN 2149-2549
Case Report
Acute Cholecystitis and Acute Pancreatitis related to Hemobilia after Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
1 Department of Gastroenterology, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey  
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey  
3 Department of Radiology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey  
Erciyes Med J 2017; 39: 189-191
DOI: 10.5152/etd.2017.16114
Key Words: Liver biopsy, hemobilia, acute cholecystitis, acute pancreatitis

Percutaneous liver biopsy is a reliable method used for the diagnosis and follow-up of many liver diseases. Although it is safe, major complications, such as free intraperitoneal bleeding, hemothorax, pneumothorax, hemobilia, and Pseudoaneurysm, have rarely been reported to be related to the procedure. The reported rate of hemobilia after performing percutaneous liver biopsy is approximately 0.06%. This event usually results from a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm and can potentially cause fatal bleeding. In addition, acute cholecystitis and pancreatitis are rare complications of hemobilia. To the best of our knowledge, we report the third case of a patient who developed hemobilia, acute cholecystitis, and acute pancreatitis from a pseudoaneurysm after performing percutaneous liver biopsy. The bleeding was successfully controlled by angiographic embolization with glue and lipidiol.


Cite this article as:Özel Coşkun BD, Can Sezgin G, Kahraman G. Acute Cholecystitis and Acute Pancreatitis associated with Hemobilia after Performing Percutaneous Liver Biopsy. Erciyes Med J 2017; 39(4): 189-91.

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