An endoscopic finding in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis: retraction of the main duodenal papilla into the duodenum wall

PARLAK E., Cicek B., DİŞİBEYAZ S., Koksal A. S., Sahin B.

GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY, vol.65, no.3, pp.532-536, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.gie.2006.11.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.532-536
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Background: The diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is reached by typical cholangiographic findings and liver biopsy. The characteristic cholangiographic abnormalities consist of multifocal strictures and dilatations in the intrahepatic and/or extrahepatic bile ducts. Patients may develop cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Endoscopy may reveal esophageal/gastric varices and portal hypertensive gastropathy.