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Other Names for this Disease
- Klatskin's tumor
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jaundice and/or abnormal liver tests. Treatment may involve surgical removal of the tumor. Not all tumors can be removed. Prognosis for cases that cannot be removed (non-resectable tumors) is poor.Klatskin tumors are tumors that affect the upper part of the bile duct where it divides to enter the right and left parts of the liver. One or both sides may be affected. Individuals with Klatskin tumors often present with
Last updated: 7/15/2011
- Bile Duct (Cholangiocarcinoma) Cancer. American Cancer Society. 2011; http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BileDuctCancer/DetailedGuide/. Accessed 7/15/2011.
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- The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.