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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis : Falk Symposium - M. P. Manns

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Falk Symposium

By: M. P. Manns (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1998
ISBN: 9780792387459
Number Of Pages: 134

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Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic disease of the intra- and extrahepatic bile ducts leading to obstructions and dilatations followed by liver cirrhosis and in some cases cholangiocarcinoma. In 50% of cases primary sclerosing cholangitis is associated with inflammatory bowel disease. The cause of the disease is unknown and many questions concerning the pathogenesis still remain open. In recent years our knowledge of the natural course, the risk of cholangiocarcinoma and the possibility of medical, endoscopic and surgical treatment has increased. Ursodeoxycholic acid, endoscopic treatment and liver transplantation have become standard therapeutic procedures.
This book is the proceedings of the Falk Workshop held on October 3, 1997, in Freiburg, Germany (Part II of the Liver Week Freiburg 1997), and covers the most important aspects of this fascinating disease.

List of Principal Authors
Diagnosis, Aetiology and Pathogenesis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis: diagnosis and differential diagnosisp. 3
Histopathology of primary sclerosing cholangitisp. 14
Immunogenetics and epidemiology of primary sclerosing cholangitisp. 22
Aetiopathogenesis of primary sclerosing cholangitisp. 37
Autoimmune markers in primary sclerosing cholangitisp. 46
Natural History and Associated Diseases
The natural history of primary sclerosing cholangitisp. 55
Primary sclerosing cholangitis - relationship to inflammatory bowel diseasep. 60
Risk of cholangiocarcinoma in primary sclerosing cholangitisp. 69
Extrahepatic manifestations of primary sclerosing cholangitisp. 86
Non-Surgical Treatment
Treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis: the role of ursodeoxycholic acid and endoscopyp. 99
Immunosuppressive therapy in primary sclerosing cholangitisp. 103
Endoscopic treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitisp. 108
Treatment of complications of primary sclerosing cholangitisp. 115
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ISBN: 9780792387459
ISBN-10: 0792387457
Series: Falk Symposium
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 134
Published: 31st July 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.46  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.36