Periductal induction of high endothelial venule-like vessels in type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis.


OBJECTIVES Type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is histologically characterized by dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltration and marked storiform fibrosis, manifestations associated with pancreatic ducts. Such periductal lymphocyte recruitment is thought to be elicited by dysregulation of mechanisms governing physiological lymphocyte homing. The present study… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MPA.0b013e318258ce4c