Gastroenterologia Japonica

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 75–79 | Cite as

Primary sclerosing cholangitis in India

  • S. K. Acharya
  • S. Vashisht
  • R. K. Tandon
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Six patients with PSC have been diagnosed and followed up at a centre in Northern India for periods upto 4 years. They all presented with cholestatic jaundice and cholangitis, but one of them subsequently presented with variceal haemorrhage. Cholangiographic features were the most characteristic and included irregular narrowing and segmental dilatation of the biliary radicles giving them a beaded appearance. Treating them was most frustrating. Two of them died of hepatic encephalopathy, others have also continued to be sick during the follow-up.

Key Words

Cholangiography Cholestatic jaundice Sclerosing cholangitis Ulcerative colitis Ultrasonography 


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© The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Acharya
    • 1
  • S. Vashisht
    • 1
  • R. K. Tandon
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Gastroenterology & Human Nutrition Unit and Radio-diagnosisAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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