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dc.contributor.authorAhmad, Saifen
dc.contributor.authorBasheer, Faisalen
dc.contributor.authorIdris, Sa'aden
dc.contributor.authorHariraj, Radhakrishnanen
dc.contributor.authorMathialagan, Rajarathnamen
dc.contributor.authorDouds, Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-16T16:03:59Z
dc.date.available2011-06-16T16:03:59Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-11en
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/237835
dc.description.abstractAbstract Introduction Iron-deficiency anemia is a relatively common presenting feature of several gastrointestinal malignancies. However, cholangiocarcinoma has rarely been reported as an underlying cause. The association of cholangiocarcinoma with the rare clinical finding of hemobilia is also highly unusual. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of cholangiocarcinoma presenting with acute hemobilia and chronic iron-deficiency anemia. Case presentation We report the case of a Caucasian, 84-year-old woman presenting with recurrent, severe iron-deficiency anemia who was eventually diagnosed with intra-hepatic cholangiocarcinoma, following an acute episode of hemobilia. A right hepatectomy was subsequently performed with curative intent, and our patient has now fully recovered. Conclusion This is a rare example of hemobilia and chronic iron-deficiency anemia in association with cholangiocarcinoma. We suggest that a diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma should be considered in patients who present with iron-deficiency anemia of unknown cause, particularly in the presence of abnormal liver function.
dc.languageEnglishen
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dc.titleCholangiocarcinoma presenting as hemobilia and recurrent iron-deficiency anemia: a case reporten
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2011-06-16T16:03:59Z
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dc.rights.holderAhmad et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
prism.publicationDate2010en
dcterms.dateAccepted2010-05-11en
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dc.contributor.orcidAhmad, Saif [0000-0003-1020-2346]
dc.identifier.eissn1752-1947
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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