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The term "biliary cirrhosis" has traditionally been applied not only to the hepatic lesion that follows long-standing obstruction of the extrahepatic bile ducts ("secondary biliary cirrhosis"), but also to an assortment of poorly understood intrinsic liver diseases that are characterized by chronic intrahepatic cholestasis and ultimate hepatic fibrosis ("primary biliary cirrhosis"). While the former lesion has been studied by animal experimentation and has therefore given up a few secrets, "primary biliary cirrhosis" still remains an uncharted chaos, the exploration of which is as hazardous as ventures into outer space. Sir Roy Cameron and his colleague Professor P. C. Hou have
Biliary Cirrhosis. Pathological Monographs No. 1.. Ann Intern Med. ;57:697–698. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-4-697_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(4):697-698.
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