A 48-year-old asymptomatic male hepatitis B virus carrier presented with a 2-day history of fever, chills, right upper quadrant abdominal pain, and jaundice. Shock was detected on admission. Emergency abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning without contrast enhancement showed the features of acute pancreatitis. Hemobilia, edematous pancreatitis, cholestasis and cholecystitis were found on exploratory laparotomy. Neither stone nor active bleeding were detected on intraoperative choledochoscopic examination. Postoperative T-tube cholangiography one month later revealed non-opacification of the left intrahepatic duct. The patient's abdominal pain and hemobilia recurred. Celiac angiography and CT scanning with contrast showed two hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) in the left lobe of the liver. This is the first case report in the English literature of HCC presenting as jaundice, hemobilia, and acute pancreatitis.
|Title of host publication||Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|