Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 43, Issue 9, pp 2138–2142

Case Report: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Associated with Cholangiocarcinoma

Authors

  • Naoaki Akisawa
  • Takashi Maeda
  • Keisuke Tsuda
  • Isao Nishimori
  • Masanori Morita
  • Shinji Iwasaki
  • Akira Tomita
  • Toshiji Saibara
  • Saburo Onishi
  • Yasushi Kiyoku
  • Hideaki Enzan
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1018831903371

Cite this article as:
Akisawa, N., Maeda, T., Tsuda, K. et al. Dig Dis Sci (1998) 43: 2138. doi:10.1023/A:1018831903371

Abstract

Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a chroniccholestatic liver disease of unknown etiology with anumber of immunological abnormalities. Althoughmalignant liver tumors associated with PBC wereconsidered rare in the past, recent studies havedemonstrated that the development of hepatocellularcarcinoma (HCC) in PBC is common, particularly inpatients with virus-related liver cirrhosis (1-7). Toour knowledge, the association of PBC with cholangiocarcinomahas not been previously reported.

PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSISCHOLANGIOCARCINOMAHEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMAMALIGNANT LIVER TUMOR

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