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An unusual cause of biliary obstruction.
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PMID:  22844197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Sern Wei Yeoh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine insights. Case reports     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1179-5476     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med Insights Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-30     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101531893     Medline TA:  Clin Med Insights Case Rep     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-91     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Austin Hospital, Liver Transplant Unit, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.
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