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Liver Cancer pp 95-116 | Cite as

Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma

  • Kelly M. McMasters
  • Steven A. Curley
Part of the M.D. Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology Series book series (MDA)

Abstract

Cholangiocarcinomas, malignant tumors that arise from the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts, are rare, comprising fewer than 10% of primary malignancies of the liver.1 There are only about 4000 new cases of cholangiocarcinoma per year in the United States, being diagnosed most frequently during the fifth and sixth decades of life.2 The prognosis for patients with this disease remains dismal despite advances in the operative and nonoperative management.3–7

Keywords

Bile Duct Hepatic Duct Extrahepatic Bile Duct Caudate Lobe Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma 
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  • Kelly M. McMasters
  • Steven A. Curley

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