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 4.0mg/dL to 9.5mg/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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2001|
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