Pathology of cholangiocellular carcinoma

  • Yasuni Nakanuma
  • Hiroshi Minato
  • Tetsuji Kida
  • Tadashi Terada


Cholangiocellular carcinoma (CCC) is an intrahepatic malignant tumor composed of cells resembling the biliary epithelium [1, 2]. A majority of CCC arise in the biliary lining epithelial cells, but it can also occur in the intrahepatic peribiliary glands [3] and also in Hering’s ductules [4, 5]. Carcinoma arising under pre-existing pathologic conditions or anomalies of biliary epithelial cells, such as von Meyenburg’s complexes or benign cysts, is also included in CCC [6–9].


Bile Duct Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Hepatic Duct Intrahepatic Bile Duct Bile Duct Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuni Nakanuma
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Minato
    • 1
  • Tetsuji Kida
    • 1
  • Tadashi Terada
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of PathologyKanazawa University School of MedicineKanazawa, IshikawaJapan

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