Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm associated with cholecystitis that ruptured into the gallbladder

Journal of Gastroenterology
Tomotaka AkatsuMasaki Kitajima


Pseudoaneurysm of the hepatic artery due to cholecystitis may be very rare, and in our survey of the literature, the present case report is the first case of such a pseudoaneurysm. A 64-year-old woman presented with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and severe epigastric pain. Upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy revealed blood coming out of the papilla of Vater. Color-Doppler ultrasound imaging showed a pulsatile wave pattern in an echogenic lesion inside the gallbladder. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography demonstrated a 3-cm pseudoaneurysm in the distended gallbladder. Angiography disclosed extravasation originating from the right hepatic artery. Emergency selective transcatheter arterial embolization was performed, with intravascular stainless steel microcoils, and complete occlusion of the pseudoaneurysm was achieved. The patient underwent cholecystectomy with resection of the extrahepatic bile duct and biliary reconstruction in a Roux-en-Y fashion. Macroscopically, the resected gallbladder contained clotted blood and multiple cholesterol stones. Microscopically, the mucosa of the gallbladder showed extensive necrosis and many inflammatory cells. The final diagnosis was pseudoaneurysm of the hepatic artery associated wit...Continue Reading


Dec 1, 2013·Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology·Satoshi SuzukiAkio Takada
Jul 7, 2010·Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA·Yen-Huai LinCheng-Yen Chang
Jun 30, 2009·Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association·Shan-Zu LinChun-Chia Chen
Dec 30, 2008·Gastroentérologie Clinique Et Biologique·H T SousaM C Leitão
Jan 30, 2009·Transplant International : Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation·Nicholas OnacaMarlon F Levy
Mar 8, 2006·Journal of Vascular Surgery·John HarveyFrank DeBernardis
Feb 4, 2006·Vascular and Endovascular Surgery·Amit J DwivediK V Krishnasastry
Dec 17, 2010·World Journal of Hepatology·Kazuhisa TakedaHiroshi Shimada
Sep 22, 2018·Revista Española De Enfermedades Digestivas : Organo Oficial De La Sociedad Española De Patología Digestiva·Andrés Barrientos DelgadoSamia Hallouch Toutouh
Sep 7, 2019·SAGE Open Medical Case Reports·Manjusha DasRyan Nolte
Mar 14, 2020·ANZ Journal of Surgery·Elizabeth LockieBenjamin Thomson

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.


Blastomycosis fungal infections spread through inhaling Blastomyces dermatitidis spores. Discover the latest research on blastomycosis fungal infections here.

Nuclear Pore Complex in ALS/FTD

Alterations in nucleocytoplasmic transport, controlled by the nuclear pore complex, may be involved in the pathomechanism underlying multiple neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. Here is the latest research on the nuclear pore complex in ALS and FTD.

Applications of Molecular Barcoding

The concept of molecular barcoding is that each original DNA or RNA molecule is attached to a unique sequence barcode. Sequence reads having different barcodes represent different original molecules, while sequence reads having the same barcode are results of PCR duplication from one original molecule. Discover the latest research on molecular barcoding here.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.


Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.

Related Papers

Polski tygodnik lekarski
A KlepaczewskiW Kryczka
American Journal of Surgery
Lena SibuleskyVictor E Pricolo
Southern Medical Journal
R D CroomA L Hothem
© 2022 Meta ULC. All rights reserved