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Hepatic artery aneurysm: rare cause of epigastralgia and melena
  1. Jen-Lung Chen1,
  2. Cho-Hsun Lee1,
  3. Mei-Chun Chou2,
  4. Tsung-Chin Wu3,4,
  5. Yin-Chou Hsu4,5,
  6. Yen-Chang Huang5
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  2. 2Department of Radiology, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  3. 3Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, E-Da Dachang Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  4. 4School of Medicine, College of Medicine, I-Shou University, 82445, No. 1, Yida Road, Jiaosu Village, Yanchao District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  5. 5Department of Emergency Medicine, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yen-Chang Huang, Department of Emergency Medicine, E-Da Hospital, Kaohsiung City 82445, Taiwan; ed105235{at}

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A 67-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain and tarry stool of several days’ duration. She presented with normal vital signs and mild epigastric tenderness. Laboratory results revealed mildly decreased haemoglobin (107 g/L), elevation in alanine transferase (206 U/L) and total bilirubin level (1.8 mg/dL). Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a left hepatic lobe cystic lesion (5 cm) with diffuse biliary tract dilatation. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed superficial gastritis and dark bile juice over the second portion of the duodenum. She underwent intravenous …

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  • Contributors Concept or design, drafting of the article and critical revision for important intellectual content: all authors. Acquisition of data: C-HL and M-CC. Analysis or interpretation of data: T-CW.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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