Mast cells in human bile duct obstruction


Surgical biopsy specimens obtained from 50 patients with secondary cholangitis caused by obstruction of the common bile duct were studied immunohistochemically. Data on the number and ultrastructural appearances of mast cells positive for tryptase, chymase, vasointestinal polypeptide (VIP), and substance P (SP) were obtained. The bile ducts from patients… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10735-004-0946-y

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