Isolated intrahepatic biliary dilatation in a patient with acquired immunedeficiency syndrome (AIDS) - AIDS cholangiopathy versus incidental unilobar Caroli's disease

Citation
Ks. Kumar et al., Isolated intrahepatic biliary dilatation in a patient with acquired immunedeficiency syndrome (AIDS) - AIDS cholangiopathy versus incidental unilobar Caroli's disease, J CLIN GAST, 32(1), 2001, pp. 79-81
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY
ISSN journal
0192-0790 → ACNP
Volume
32
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
79 - 81
Database
ISI
SICI code
0192-0790(200101)32:1<79:IIBDIA>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
We describe a case of possible monolobar Caroli's disease in a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) who presented with features of cholangitis. Diagnostic workup, which included endoscopic retrograde cholan giography, revealed focal intrahepatic biliary dilatation confined to the r ight lobe. The patient subsequently underwent right hepatic lobectomy. Path ology revealed multiple cysts filled with calculi and inflammation in the c yst walls. Special stain results for fungi and acid-fast organisms were neg ative. The presence of advanced AIDS in this patient raised the possibility of this being a possible manifestation of AIDS cholangiopathy.