International Journal of Hepatology / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

IgG4 Cholangiopathy

Table 2

Sensitivity and specificity of detection of IgG4+ plasma cells (≥10 cells/high power field) by ampullary, liver, and bile duct biopsies.

 SensitivitySpecificityReference

Ampullary biopsy80%100%[26]
67%100%[27]
53%100%[28]
52%91%[29]

Liver needle biopsy24%100%[30]
60%100%[31]
26%100%[15]

Bile duct biopsy52%97%[29]