IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune pancreatitis: histological assessment of biopsies from Vater's ampulla and the bile duct.

@article{Kawakami2010IgG4relatedSC,
  title={IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis and autoimmune pancreatitis: histological assessment of biopsies from Vater's ampulla and the bile duct.},
  author={Hiroshi Kawakami and Yoh Zen and Masaki Kuwatani and Kazunori Eto and Shin Haba and Hiroaki Yamato and Keisuke Shinada and Kanako Chikae Kubota and Masahiro Asaka},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={1648-55}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Autoimmune pancreatitis is commonly associated with immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC). The discrimination between IgG4-SC and pancreatobiliary malignancies or primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is now an important issue. The present study was carried out to examine the usefulness of endoscopic biopsies from Vater's ampulla and the bile duct to diagnose IgG4-SC. METHODS The present study included 29 IgG4-SC patients (26 with both pancreatitis… CONTINUE READING
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