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World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Apr 28;17(16):2080-5. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i16.2080.

Endoscopic ultrasonography findings in autoimmune pancreatitis.

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  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, Maggiore Hospital, Crema 26013, Italy. ebuscarini@rim.it

Abstract

Endoscopic ultrasonography is an established diagnostic tool for pancreatic masses and chronic pancreatitis. In recent years there has been a growing interest in the worldwide medical community in autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP), a form of chronic pancreatitis caused by an autoimmune process. This paper reviews the current available literature about the endoscopic ultrasonographic findings of AIP and the role of this imaging technique in the management of this protean disease.

KEYWORDS:

Autoimmune; Endoscopic ultrasound; IgG4 cholangitis; Pancreatitis

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PMC3084392
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