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What is the definition or description of: sclerosing cholangitis?

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Dr. Kyle Cologne
Colon and Rectal Surgery 14 years experience
PSC: Sclerosing cholangitis is a condition that affects the bile ducts and causes strictures. Most patients also have ulcerative colitis. Surgery and even liver transplant may be required to treat the disease.
Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 years experience
Inflammation: It is an inflammatory condition of the main bile duct that drains bile from the liver. It is important to follow with an experienced gastroenterologist because untreated, the condition can lead to liver failure.

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