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Title: An unusual cause of biliary obstruction.
Austin Authors: Yeoh, Sern Wei
Affiliation: Austin Hospital, Liver Transplant Unit, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 3-Jul-2012
Publication information: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports 2012; 5(): 87-91
Abstract: Portal biliary ductopathy (PBD) is a condition in which biliary and pancreatic ducts are extrinsically compressed by collateral branches of the portal venous system, which in turn have become dilated and varicosed due to portal hypertension. While the majority of patients with PBD are asymptomatic, a minority can present with symptoms of biliary obstruction and cholangitis with the potential of developing secondary chronic liver disease. This paper reports the case of a 29 year old male presenting with acute cholangitis, in whom PBD was diagnosed radiologically. A brief review of current literature regarding the diagnosis and management of this condition will also be presented.
Gov't Doc #: 22844197
DOI: 10.4137/CCRep.S9875
Journal: Clinical medicine insights. Case reports
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: MRCP
biliary obstruction
biliary stenting Yeoh
portal hypertension
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