Radiographics 2021 May-Jun;41(3):802-813
From the Departments of Radiology (A.P., J.G.F., S.K.V., J.L.F., A.R.K.) and Gastroenterology (A.C.S.), Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester MN 55905.
Hemobilia, or hemorrhage within the biliary system, is an uncommon form of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding that presents unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Most cases are the result of iatrogenic trauma, although accidental trauma and a variety of inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic processes have also been implicated. Timely diagnosis can often be difficult, as the classic triad of upper GI hemorrhage, biliary colic, and jaundice is present in a minority of cases, and there may be considerable delay in the onset of bleeding after the initial injury. Read More