Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct extending superficially from the intrahepatic to extrahepatic bile duct

@article{Nanashima2006IntraductalPN,
  title={Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct extending superficially from the intrahepatic to extrahepatic bile duct},
  author={Atsushi Nanashima and Yorihisa Sumida and Na{\'o}e Tamaru and Yasuni Nakanuma and Takafumi Abo and Kenji Tanaka and Terumitsu Sawai and Toru Yasutake and Takeshi Nagayasu and Tomayoshi Hayashi and Yasuhiro Fukuda},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={41},
  pages={495-499}
}
Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) or liver is a recently noted rare disease, and its pathogenesis remains unclear. Here we present a case of IPNB with an interesting morphology, which was treated by resection of the right hemiliver and extrahepatic bile duct. A 79-year-old woman was found to have a high alkaline phosphatase level and slight dilatation of the right intrahepatic bile duct on imaging studies. The right intrahepatic bile duct became dilated over a 2-year period… CONTINUE READING
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