Histopathological features of diagnostic and clinical relevance in autoimmune pancreatitis: a study on 53 resection specimens and 9 biopsy specimens

@article{Zamboni2004HistopathologicalFO,
  title={Histopathological features of diagnostic and clinical relevance in autoimmune pancreatitis: a study on 53 resection specimens and 9 biopsy specimens},
  author={Giuseppe Zamboni and Jutta Luettges and Paola Capelli and Luca Frulloni and Giorgio Cavallini and Paolo Pederzoli and Alexander Leins and Daniel S. Longnecker and Guenter Kloeppel},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
  year={2004},
  volume={445},
  pages={552-563}
}
Autoimmune pancreatitis seems to be a disease with a heterogeneous appearance. Our intention was to establish key diagnostic criteria, define grades of severity and activity, identify features of potential subtypes and evaluate the diagnostic relevance of biopsy specimens. Histopathological criteria and clinical features were recorded in pancreatic resection specimens from 53 patients who were found to have chronic pancreatitis lacking pseudocysts, calculi, irregular duct dilatations, pancreas… CONTINUE READING
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