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2020 Apr 27

J Emerg Med

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding With Hemobilia Caused by Gallstones.


Chang C-W, Wu Y-H, Liu H-L
J Emerg Med. 2020 Apr 27.
PMID: 32354592.


Hemobilia refers to bleeding in the biliary tract, commonly due to iatrogenic, traumatic, and neoplastic causes. It is a rare source of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, but it can be severe and fatal. However, gallstones account for 5%-15% of hemobilia cases.