WILLIAM E. RICKETTS, M.D., Ph.D.; ROBERT W. WISSLER, Ph.D., M.D.
Among the various forms of biliary cirrhosis a clinicopathologic entity can be segregated in which there is no obstruction or inflammation in the extrahepatic or larger intrahepatic biliary ducts or gall-bladder. Histologically, the main lesion consists of an inflammation in and around the smaller bile ducts (Hering's canals or junction ducts), or in the canaliculi between the lobules, or both. The term cholangioles has been broadly used1 to include both the finer biliary radicles and the bile canaliculi, and the term cholangiolitic cirrhosis for the inflammation of these areas.1 Rössle2 has restricted the term cholangitic biliary cirrhosis to ascending cholangitis
RICKETTS WE, WISSLER RW. CHOLANGIOLITIC BILIARY CIRRHOSIS (PRIMARY BILIARY CIRRHOSIS)1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:1241–1277. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-5-1241
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(5):1241-1277.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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