Cystic artery pseudoaneurysm presenting as a complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy treated with percutaneous thrombin injection

Abhishek Kumar, Ahmed Sheikh, Luke Partyka, Sohail Contractor

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Abstract

A 45-year-old woman status post laparoscopic cholecystectomy 3. years ago presented with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Endoscopy revealed hemobilia. Computed tomographic abdomen demonstrated a 2-cm aneurysm in the gall bladder fossa, consistent with a pseudoaneurysm. Initially, transcatheter coil embolization was attempted but recanalization of the aneurysm with recurrent bleeding in 2 days ensued. The aneurysm was then accessed percutaneously under ultrasound guidance and thrombin was injected into the aneurysm with subsequent complete thrombosis of the aneurysm and cessation of bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-525
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Keywords

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cystic artery pseudoaneurysm
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Thrombin

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