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Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 652–653 | Cite as

Hemorrhagic cholecystitis as a complication of anticoagulant therapy: role of CT in its diagnosis

  • Rajul PandyaEmail author
  • Charles O’Malley
Article

Abstract

Hemorrhage within the gallbladder lumen is a rare but potentially fatal complication of acute cholecystitis. Concomitant anticoagulant therapy increases the chances of hemorrhage. In this case report we describe one such case which showed active extravasation of the contrast into the lumen of the gallbladder. Early diagnosis of this potentially fatal condition is important to facilitate urgent surgical treatment.

Keywords

Hemorrhagic cholecystitis Hemobilia Hemorrhage within the gallbladder CT of hemorrhagic cholecystitis US of hemorrhagic cholecystitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Abdominal ImagingHb6, The Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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