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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 354) Last page : ( 356)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00075.0

Caroli Disease

Ms. Mahakarkar Manjusha*

Lecturer, Dept of Obstetrical & Gynecological Nursing, Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Memorial College of Nursing, Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra

*Corresponding Author E-mail: manjum4725@gmail.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.



Jacques Caroli, a gastroenterologist, first described a rare congenital condition in 1958 in Paris, France. He described it as "nonobstructive saccular or fusiform multi-focal segmental dilatation of the intrahepatic bile ducts"; basically, he observed cavernous ectasia in the biliary tree causing a chronic, often lifethreatening hepatobiliary disease. Caroli, born in France in 1902, learned and practiced medicine in Angers. After World War II he was chief of service for 30 years at Saint-Antoine in Paris. Before dying in 1979, he was honored with the rank of commander in the Legion of Honour in 1976.




Gastroenterologist, congenital condition, saccular, fusiform, dilatation, bile ducts and hepatobiliary disease.


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