Ischemic cholangitis.

  title={Ischemic cholangitis.},
  author={Kenneth P. Batts},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={73 4},
Ischemia-induced bile duct lesions have been collectively labeled as ischemic cholangitis. The biliary epithelium is dependent on arterial blood flow, unlike the hepatic parenchyma with its dual arterial and portal venous blood supply. As such, the biliary epithelium is susceptible to injury when arterial blood flow is compromised. This compromise can occur at the level of the major, named hepatic artery branches or at the microscopic, peribiliary capillary plexus level. Typically, ischemic… CONTINUE READING


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