Background: A 72-year-old male presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain, anorexia and progressive jaundice of 1 week's duration. He had no prior history of gastrointestinal illness, diabetes or cancer. He did not smoke or consume alcohol. He did have a family history of colon and bone cancer. Investigations: Biochemical and serologic studies, CT scan, abdominal ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, biliary cytology, pancreas needle biopsies and immunohistochemical stainings. Diagnosis: Autoimmune pancreatitis with IgG4-associated sclerosing cholangitis affecting the extrahepatic biliary ducts and mimicking primary sclerosing cholangitis and cholangiocarcinoma. Management: Corticosteroids and immunomodulatory therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
|State||Published - Oct 30 2008|
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