Unusual Benign Conditions

  • William P. LongmireJr.
  • Ronald K. Tompkins
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


Sclerosing cholangitis is a nonspecific pathological condition characterized by gross and microscopic changes of a chronic inflammatory nature; these involve the wall of the biliary ductal system and, occasionally, the surrounding tissue. Primary sclerosing cholangitis is one form of this disease (Fig. 10.1), but the lack of characteristic pathological changes and of distinguishing clinical features has made it difficult to identify primary sclerosing cholangitis as a clinical entity, to evaluate various forms of treatment, and to establish a definite prognosis of the disease.


Bile Duct Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Hepatic Duct Sclerosing Cholangitis Common Hepatic Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William P. LongmireJr.
    • 1
  • Ronald K. Tompkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.UCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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