Spontaneous gallbladder hemorrhage (SGBH) is a rare diagnosis related to trauma, malignancy or vascular abnormalities, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We present a case of SGBH in a 55-year-old patient with right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain following initiation of apixaban for deep vein thrombosis post recent kidney transplant. Multiple imaging studies revealed a distended gallbladder with heterogeneous hyperdense material in the lumen and cystic duct obstruction. Surgery revealed a gallbladder with chronic cholecystitis, hemorrhage and hematoma. This case highlights a rare adverse event of anticoagulation, and SGBH should be considered when acute RUQ pain occurs in this setting.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the National Medical Association|
|State||Published - Jun 2021|
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