Hepatic biloma complicating sickle cell disease. A case report and a review of the literature.


Journal Article

Previously reported hepatobiliary complications of sickle cell disease include cholelithiasis, intrahepatic cholestasis, cirrhosis, hepatic crisis, abscess, and infarction. We present a case of right upper quadrant pain, fever, and jaundice in a patient with sickle cell disease. An expanding intrahepatic bile-filled cyst ("biloma") was demonstrated as a possible consequence of hepatic infarction. The literature regarding the possible pathogenesis of this entity is reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Middleton, JP; Wolper, JC

Published Date

  • April 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 743 - 744

PubMed ID

  • 6698374

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6698374

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-5085


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States