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Jaundice and life-threatening hemobilia: An uncommon presentation of choledochal cyst
Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Journal of Digestive Diseases © 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd and Chinese Medical Association Shanghai Branch, Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine
Journal of Digestive Diseases
Volume 14, Issue 8, pages 451–454, August 2013
How to Cite
Koh, P. S., Yoong, B. K., Vijayananthan, A., Nawawi, O. and Mahadeva, S. (2013), Jaundice and life-threatening hemobilia: An uncommon presentation of choledochal cyst. Journal of Digestive Diseases, 14: 451–454. doi: 10.1111/1751-2980.12036
- Issue online: 4 JUL 2013
- Version of Record online: 4 JUL 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 16 JAN 2013 07:27AM EST
- choledochal cyst;
- gastrointestinal hemorrhage;
- radiological embolization
Hemobilia with jaundice as a result of cholestasis and bleeding from choledochal cyst is uncommon. Ascertaining the diagnosis is often challenging and delayed diagnosis can lead to significant consequences due to hemodynamic instability, particularly in elderly patients. Although surgery remains the definitive treatment modality, interventional radiology for hemostasis has been increasingly recognized as an option. In this manuscript, we described two Malaysian cases of jaundice and hemobilia associated with choledochal cysts and the challenges related with clinical diagnosis and management.