Fatal peripheral cholangiocarcinoma developed in 2 girls with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis, ABCB11 mutations, and absent bile salt export pump (BSEP) expression. BSEP deficiency may cause cholangiocarcinoma through bile-composition shifts or bile-acid damage within cells capable of hepatocytic/cholangiocytic differentiation. This observation suggests the need for hepatobiliary-malignancy surveillance and early consideration for liver transplantation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health