Pregnancy in a patient with primary sclerosing cholangitis

Andrea A. Gossard, Keith D. Lindor

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Abstract

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic syndrome that is characterized by fibrosing inflammatory destruction of intra- and/or extrahepatic biliary ducts. The etiology is unknown and there is no known effective treatment. The course of PSC is quite variable; however, the disease is typically slowly progressive. There is little known regarding the natural history and potential complications of pregnancy in a patient with PSC. This case report details a 36-year-old woman with PSC who became pregnant. The pregnancy was complicated by the development of dominant stricture. A healthy baby boy was delivered at 33.5 weeks. The mother required cholangiography and stent placement immediately after delivery, but her postpartum course was otherwise unremarkable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complications
  • Pregnancy
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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