Diagnostic criteria for IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis based on cholangiographic classification

@article{Nakazawa2011DiagnosticCF,
  title={Diagnostic criteria for IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis based on cholangiographic classification},
  author={Takahiro Nakazawa and Itaru Naitoh and Kazuki Hayashi and Fumihiro Okumura and Katsuyuki Miyabe and Michihiro C. Yoshida and Hiroaki Yamashita and Hirotaka Ohara and Takashi Joh},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2011},
  volume={47},
  pages={79-87}
}
IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC) needs to be differentiated from pancreatic cancer (PCa), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), and cholangiocarcinoma (CC). We attempted to establish diagnostic criteria for IgG4-SC based on cholangiographic classification by comparison with several diagnostic modalities. We classified 62 IgG4-SC patients into three groups on the basis of cholangiographic findings to allow differentiation from PCa, PSC, and CC: Group A IgG4-SC showed features… CONTINUE READING

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