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Localized primary sclerosing cholangitis mimicking a cholecystectomy stricture relieved by an endoprosthesis.
  1. R. Oren,
  2. E. Goldin,
  3. N. Harats,
  4. E. Libson,
  5. D. Shouval
  1. Department of Medicine A, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

    Abstract

    Primary sclerosing cholangitis presenting as a localized stricture affecting a segment of the extrahepatic biliary tree is rarely found. We describe the case of a 39 year old woman with obstructive jaundice, in whom this diagnosis was proven by endoscopic retrograde cholangiography. An endoprosthesis was endoscopically introduced through the stenotic area which led to a dramatic improvement enabling a successful liver transplantation after 2 years.

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