Pathologic features of ulcerative colitis in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis: a case-control study.

@article{Joo2009PathologicFO,
  title={Pathologic features of ulcerative colitis in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis: a case-control study.},
  author={M. -S. Joo and Paula Abreu-e-Lima and Francis A Farraye and Timothy Smith and Prabhakar P Swaroop and Laura Gardner and Gregory Yves Lauwers and Robert D Odze},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={854-62}
}
BACKGROUND The pathologic features of ulcerative colitis (UC) in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are, essentially, unknown. One previous clinical study suggested that UC-PSC patients reveal a high rate of rectal sparing and backwash ileitis. The purpose of this study was to systematically evaluate the pathologic characteristics and distribution of colonic disease in UC-PSC patients and to compare the results with a matched control group of UC patients without PSC. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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