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Chemoprevention and screening in primary sclerosing cholangitis.

Abstract:

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes fibrosis of the biliary tree. Life expectancy of patients is reduced by liver failure and a high incidence of malignancy. It is closely associated with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly ulcerative colitis, which coexists in approximately three-quarters of northern European patients. Cancers include cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer. ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/pgmj.2007.064592
Journal:
Postgraduate medical journal More from this journal
Volume:
84
Issue:
991
Pages:
228-237
Publication date:
2008-05-01
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EISSN:
1469-0756
ISSN:
0032-5473
Language:
English
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pubs:181001
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uuid:624e53bb-14c3-4f69-8f73-4c8c30c6d273
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181001
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2012-12-19

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