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Hyperbilirubinemia induced by endoscopic variceal ligation for esophageal varices in a patient with primary biliary cirrhosis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11813595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe the case of a 51-year-old woman with primary biliary cirrhosis who developed hyperbilirubinemia with transient liver dysfunction after undergoing endoscopic variceral ligation to control hemorrhaging from esophageal varices. After undergoing a variceal ligation, the serum total bilirubin increased from 4.0 mg/dL to 9.5 mg/dL, and the degree of liver failure worsened. She finally had to undergo a liver transplant. We discuss the mechanism of hyperbilirubinemia after endoscopic variceal ligation.
Authors:
T Akahoshi; M Hashizume; K Tanoue; M Morita; M Tomikawa; K Sugimachi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    2001 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-29     Completed Date:  2002-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1659-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery II, Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Endoscopy / adverse effects*
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / complications*,  surgery*
Female
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / complications*,  surgery*
Humans
Hyperbilirubinemia / etiology*
Ligation
Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / complications*
Middle Aged

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