Hyperbilirubinemia induced by endoscopic variceal ligation for esophageal varices in a patient with primary biliary cirrhosis: A case report

T. Akahoshi, M. Hashizume, K. Tanoue, M. Morita, M. Tomikawa, K. Sugimachi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1659-1661
Number of pages3
JournalHepato-gastroenterology
Volume48
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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