Acta Medica Iranica 2013. 51(12):910-912.

Acute cholangitis due to anomaly of right hepatic artery.
Ramin Niknam, Laleh Mahmoudi, Reza Ansari


Acute cholangitis (AC) is commonly observed in general practice with different causes. We report a case of recurrent AC caused by anomaly of the right hepatic artery, as a rare underlying condition.


Cholangitis, Hepatic artery

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