Late complications after blunt liver injury in a child: Hemobilia with pseudoaneurysm, hemocholecystitis and biloma

Pamela M. Choi, Thomas J. Desmarais, Martin S. Keller

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Abstract

Complications following blunt hepatic trauma in children are rare and are generally only seen in high grade injuries. As such, the trauma surgeon must be aware of the increased risk for these complications in severe liver injuries. We present a 6-year old patient who sustained a significant liver laceration following a handlebar injury and developed a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm with hemobilia which was treated with angioembolization, hemocholecystitis, and biloma requiring percutaneous drainage and endoscopic sphincterotomy with stent placement. Despite these complications, our patient ultimately had a good outcome with full return to activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Bile leak
  • Blunt liver injury
  • Hemobilia
  • Hemocholecystitis
  • Pseudoaneurysm

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