Idiopathic benign biliary strictures in surgically resected patients with presumed cholangiocarcinoma

E. S. Baskin-Bey, H. C. Devarbhavi, D. M. Nagorney, M. B. Farnell, J. H. Donohue, S. O. Sanderson, L. M. Stadheim, Gregory J. Gores

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Abstract

Objective. Distinguishing between malignant and benign biliary strictures remains problematic. The aim of this study was to compare and contrast the clinical features of patients with benign and m alignant biliary strictures. Methods. Medical records of patients who underwent surgical resection for presumed cholangiocarcinoma were reviewed. Immunohistochemistry for hypoxia inducible factor-1-alpha (HIF-1-alpha) was performed on all bile ductule samples. Results. Twelve patients with benign strictures (group I) were compared to 26 patients with cholangiocarcinoma (group II). Group I was predominantly female (ratio 2:1), (p<0.01), whereas the gender ratio was 1:1 in patients in group II. Bismuth-Corlette type strictures in group I were more likely to be type I/II, whereas type III strictures predominated in group II. The CA 19-9 was <100 U/ml in 6 and >100 U/ml in 1 patient of group I and >100 in 13 and <100 in 11 patients in group II. Half of the patients in group I had positive immunoreactivity for HIF-1-alpha in bile ductules. Conclusion. Benign biliary strictures masquerading as cholangiocarcinomas occur more often in women, are less often Bismuth-Corlette type III, have serum CA 19-9 values <100 U/ml, and hypoxia may play a role in a subset of these strictures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalHPB
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Bile duct strictures
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • HIF-1-alpha
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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    Baskin-Bey, E. S., Devarbhavi, H. C., Nagorney, D. M., Farnell, M. B., Donohue, J. H., Sanderson, S. O., Stadheim, L. M., & Gores, G. J. (2005). Idiopathic benign biliary strictures in surgically resected patients with presumed cholangiocarcinoma. HPB, 7(4), 283-288. https://doi.org/10.1080/13651820500292954