December 1974

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School and Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Ill. Dr. Oviedo is an American Cancer Society Training Fellow.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(6):747-749. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360060017004

Three patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis confirmed by histologic examination were treated successfully with prolonged (three to six months) common duct drainage. No steroids or antibiotics were used. They are alive 14, 5, and 1½ years postoperatively.