Cholangiocarcinoma

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Abstract

Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignancy of the bile ducts with increasing incidence over the last two decades. Most cases of cholangiocarcinoma are idiopathic, although several predisposing diseases and factors have been determined, the most notable of which is primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Cholangiocarcinoma presents a diagnostic challenge given its insidious development, particularly in the context of PSC. Apart from surgical resection, therapies for cholangiocarcinoma are limited, therefore diminishing the survival of patients. In selected cases of cholangiocarcinoma, liver transplantation provides an excellent therapeutic option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages580-585
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1405191821, 9781405191821
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 2012

Keywords

  • Biliary cancer
  • Biliary inflammation
  • Cholestasis
  • Photodynamic therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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