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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Clinical Aspects

  • Stanley S. Benjamin

Abstract

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an obliterative inflammatory fibrosis of the extrahepatic bile ducts, with or without involvement of the intrahepatic ducts.1–4 The etiology of PSC is unknown. It is a disease without specific, independently diagnostic, pathologic features, requiring appropriate clinical and radiographic criteria for its diagnosis.5, 6

Keywords

Ulcerative Colitis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Sclerosing Cholangitis Acute Cholangitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley S. Benjamin
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of GastroenterologyGeorgetown University School of MedicineUSA

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