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Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm following percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram: an extremely rare complication
  1. Pratyusha Tirumanisetty1,
  2. Jose William Sotelo2,
  3. Aditya Rander1 and
  4. Taussif Syed1
  1. 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Unity Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA
  2. 2 Department of Internal Medicine, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Coyoacan, Mexico
  1. Correspondence to Pratyusha Tirumanisetty, Tirumanisettypratyusha{at}


A 72-year-old female patient who was admitted for ischaemic stroke had developed ascending cholangitis. Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram was performed to drain the infected bile, but this was complicated by haemorrhagic shock and hepatic haematoma. Mesenteric angiogram showed right hepatic artery (RHA) pseudoaneurysm which was embolised, there by stopping her bleeding. RHA is normally located posterior to common bile duct (CBD). An uncommon location of RHA is anterior to CBD, which can lead to haemorrhagic complications during percutaneous cholangiogram.

  • biliary intervention
  • ultrasonography
  • interventional radiology
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  • Contributors PT: literature search, preparation of manuscript. JWS: literature search. TS: proof reading. AR: proof reading.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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