1. A cyst containing blood and bile.
2. A nontraumatic hemorrhage or an accumulation of old blood in the gallbladder. No longer in technical use.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Hemocholecyst describes the hemorrhage of gallbladder and has been related to gallbladder pseudoaneurysms.
Hemocholecyst owing to ruptured aneurysms in relation to AC and GC could not be differentiated.
AC should be responsible for the cause of hemocholecyst. It is reported that clot formation is affected by both the rate of bleeding and bile flow.
Hemocholecyst following ruptured aneurysm of portal vein; report of a case.