January 23, 2023

What does cholestasis mean?

Cholestasis is a word pathologists use to describe bile trapped in the liver. Trapped bile is important because it can cause liver injury.

What causes cholestasis?

Cholestasis is commonly seen in a variety of liver diseases such as cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), and hepatocellular carcinoma.

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