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Superficial thrombophlebitis, dysplasia, and cholangiocarcinoma in primary sclerosing cholangitis.

Abstract:

Cholangiocarcinoma occurs in approximately 10% of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Usually, liver failure, rapidly progressing jaundice, and an increase in alkaline phosphatase levels are suggestive diagnostic features. We report two cases of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis who developed cholangiocarcinoma without jaundice and with no changes in their serum biochemistry. Both patients were taking ursodeoxycholic acid at the time of tumor diagnosis. Initial suspicion ...

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Martins, EB More by this author
Fleming, KA More by this author
Garrido, MC More by this author
Chapman, RW More by this author
Journal:
Gastroenterology
Volume:
107
Issue:
2
Pages:
537-542
Publication date:
1994-08-05
EISSN:
1528-0012
ISSN:
0016-5085
URN:
uuid:58f86f2b-fe6a-453f-8b44-12431886a74f
Source identifiers:
184656
Local pid:
pubs:184656

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