Multidetector CT diagnosis of massive hemobilia due to gallbladder polyposis in a child with metachromatic leukodystrophy

Matthew Wanner, Boaz Karmazyn, Rong Fan

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Abstract

Hemobilia secondary to gallbladder polyposis is rare in children but has been reported in a few children with metachromatic leukodystrophy. We present a case with preoperative multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) diagnosis of massive hemobilia caused by gallbladder polyposis in a patient with metachromatic leukodystrophy. Our report highlights the importance of both awareness of the association of gallbladder polyposis with other syndromes such as metachromatic leukodystrophy as well as the possibility of this entity presenting with life-threatening bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2017-2020
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume45
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Child
  • Computed tomography
  • Gallbladder
  • Hemobilia
  • Metachromatic leukodystrophy
  • Polyposis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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