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World J Gastrointest Endosc. Feb 16, 2019; 11(2): 84-94
Published online Feb 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i2.84
Role of endoscopy in the management of primary sclerosing cholangitis
Neil Bharat Marya, James H Tabibian
Neil Bharat Marya, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
James H Tabibian, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA 91342, United States
Author contributions: Marya NB reviewed the literature review for relevant original studies and other content; Marya NB selected and/or formatted the figures; Tabibian JH reviewed the figures; Marya NB drafted the manuscript; Tabibian JH provided critical input; all authors approved of the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: James H Tabibian, MD, PhD, Health Sciences Clinical Associate Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director of Endoscopy, Department of Medicine, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, 14445 Olive View Drive, Sylmar, CA91342, United States.
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Received: November 28, 2018
Peer-review started: December 7, 2018
First decision: December 17, 2018
Revised: January 15, 2019
Accepted: January 30, 2019
Article in press: January 30, 2019
Published online: February 16, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the biliary tract associated with several biliary and extrabiliary complications requiring endoscopic evaluation, treatment, and surveillance.