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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 185-188

Portal biliopathy in a 13-year-old Asian girl: A case report and review of literature


1 Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria
2 MedIndia Hospitals (Institute of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy), Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
A O Ajayi
Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, PMB 201, Ido-Ekiti
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1596-3519.57244

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Portal biliopathy (PB) is a term used to describe biliary ductal and gallbladder wall abnormalities seen in patients with portal hypertension. The pathogenesis of PB is not well known. It has been postulated that external pressure of portal cavernoma and/ or ischemia may play a role. We report a case of a patient with PB presenting with obstructive jaundice that involved endoscopic sphincterotomy and stenting.


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