cholangiopathy

cholangiopathy

Any disease of the bile ducts.

Types
AIDS cholangiopathy, autoimmune cholangiopathy, IgG4 cholangiopathy, infantile obstructive cholangiopathy, ischemic cholangiopathy, portal angiopathy.

cholangiopathy

Any disease of the bile ducts. See AIDS-associated sclerosing, Infantile obstructive.
References in periodicals archive ?
The exact incidence and cause of HIV cholangiopathy has yet to be determined, but infection-related damage to the biliary tree has been suggested and CMV infection appears to be one possible cause.
This is the first reported case of CMV-related duodenitis, pseudotumour and cholangiopathy of which we are aware.
Diffuse lymphoplasmacytic chronic cholecystitis is highly specific for extrahepatic biliary tract disease but does not distinguish between primary and secondary sclerosing cholangiopathy.
Biliary atresia (BA), a progressive chronic cholangiopathy affecting 1/8 000-1/17 000 live births, is the most common cause of chronic liver disease (CLD) in children and a considerable burden for public health resources.
Biliary atresia is an inflammatory cholangiopathy of infancy that results in progressive fibrosis and obliteration of extrahepatic and intrahepatic bile ducts.
Histologic examination of surgically excised bile duct remnants and postmortem specimens supports the contention that, in most cases, the observed fibro-obliterative cholangiopathy in biliary atresia results from destruction of a presumably well-formed biliary system rather than from primary failure of normal embryologic development of these structures.
In HIV-associated cholangiopathy opportunistic infections play a major role, with pain and jaundice being prominent features.
Patients with human immunodeficiency virus were excluded secondary to possibly confounding data caused by the possibilities of human immunodeficiency virus cholangiopathy, idiopathic pancreatitis, and hepatitis.
Three patterns of intrahepatic variceal bleeding were also demonstrated: first group (0-24 months)--missed biliary atresia; second group (25-60 months)--mainly attributable to poorly functioning or failed portoenterostomy; third group (5-9 years)--could be explained as a critical point where intrahepatic cholangiopathy effect is maximal and overrides biliary drainage offered by portoenterostomy, and where LT should be considered in children with previously 'successful' portoenterostomy.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the sole management tool in cholangiopathy.