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The Current Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Managing Hemobilia

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Mohammad Gharib Salehi 1 , *

1 Assistant Professor of Medical Science, Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Salehi M G. The Current Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Managing Hemobilia, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 14(Special Issue):e48399. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.48399.

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Iranian Journal of Radiology: 14 (Special Issue); e48399
Published Online: April 12, 2017
Article Type: Abstract
Received: December 20, 2016
Accepted: February 7, 2017
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Abstract

hemobilia is a rare source of upper gasterointestinal bleeding. Though the incidence is increasing along with the rise in minimally invasive biliary interventions. Prompt diagnosis and treatment rests of having appropriate clinical Suspicion which should be based on the patients presenting signs and symptoms, as well as history including recent instrumentation. Endoscopy should be reservedfor cases of upper gasterointestinal bleeding with low suspicion for hemobilia. Interventional radiology may be the first line diagnostic and therapeutic option for patients with a high suspicion of hemobilia. While embolization is the mainstay of therapy, other options include thrombin injection, stent placement, and/or placement of a percutaneous biliary drain. Surgery should be reserved for failed treatment by interventional radiologist.

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