IgG4-Related Sclerosing Cholangitis

  • Terumi Kamisawa
  • Myung-Hwan Kim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Takahiro Nakazawa, Shuya Simizu, Tadashi Toyohara, Hiromichi Araki, Katumi Hayashi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Atsushi Tanaka
    Pages 9-11
  4. Yoh Zen
    Pages 13-22
  5. Kenji Notohara
    Pages 23-32
  6. Jong Kyun Lee
    Pages 33-37
  7. Tetsuya Ito, Takayuki Watanabe, Takashi Muraki, Shigeyuki Kawa
    Pages 39-44
  8. Hirotaka Ohara, Itaru Naitoh, Kazuki Hayashi, Katsuyuki Miyabe, Takahiro Nakazawa
    Pages 45-50
  9. Hisato Igarashi, Testuhide Ito, Kosei Ishigami, Masayuki Hijioka, Hirotaka Ohara
    Pages 51-55
  10. Jae Ho Byun
    Pages 57-61
  11. Atsushi Kanno, Atsushi Masamune, Tooru Shimosegawa
    Pages 63-70
  12. Itaru Naitoh, Takahiro Nakazawa, Hirotaka Ohara, Takashi Joh
    Pages 71-77
  13. Sung-Hoon Moon, Myung-Hwan Kim
    Pages 79-85
  14. Kensuke Kubota, Akito Iwasaki, Takamitsu Sato, Kunihiro Hosono
    Pages 87-94
  15. Satomi Koizumi, Terumi Kamisawa, Sawako Kuruma, Kazuro Chiba, Masataka Kikuyama
    Pages 99-104
  16. Hee Seung Lee, Seungmin Bang
    Pages 105-107
  17. Kazushige Uchida, Kazuichi Okazaki
    Pages 109-112
  18. Shounak Majumder, Mark D. Topazian
    Pages 113-118
  19. Takeshi Kuwada, Masahiro Shiokawa, Teruko Tomono, Norimitsu Uza, Yuzo Kodama
    Pages 119-124
  20. Sajan Jiv Singh Nagpal, Suresh Chari
    Pages 125-132
  21. Nicolò de Pretis, Antonio Amodio, Giulia De Marchi, Luca Frulloni
    Pages 133-136
  22. Cory A. Perugino, John H. Stone
    Pages 137-142

About this book


This book aims to raise awareness of IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis among practicing physicians and to equip readers with a sound understanding of the principles of diagnosis and treatment. Clinical, serological, and histopathological features are clearly described and imaging appearances on all relevant modalities are illustrated, covering the bile duct and other involved organs. Differential diagnosis from other diseases, including primary sclerosing cholangitis and cholangiocarcinoma, is precisely explained. Information is then presented on all significant current and emerging therapeutic strategies, including steroids, immunosuppressive drugs, and rituximab. Finally, attention is drawn to significant prognostic features. While IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis is now a widely acknowledged condition, most practitioners are still liable to misdiagnose it owing to a lack of familiarity with its presenting features. This book should help to rectify the situation and will be an asset for all who may encounter the disease in clinical practice.


IgG4 Primary sclerosing cholangitis Cholangiocarcinoma Steroid Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Editors and affiliations

  • Terumi Kamisawa
    • 1
  • Myung-Hwan Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineTokyo Metropolitan Komagome HospitalBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineASAN Medical CenterSeoulKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4547-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4548-6
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