Other Names for this Disease
- Klatskin's tumor
- Hilar CCA
- Hilar cholangiocarcinoma
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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.
- Darwin PE, Kennedy AS, Bonheur JL. Cholangiocarcinoma. eMedicine. 2009; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/277393-overview. Accessed 7/15/2011.
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