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Klatskin tumor


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hilar CCA
  • Hilar cholangiocarcinoma
  • Klatskin's tumor
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Overview

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 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.[1][2]
Last updated: 7/15/2011

References

  1. Bile Duct (Cholangiocarcinoma) Cancer. American Cancer Society. 2011; http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BileDuctCancer/DetailedGuide/. Accessed 7/15/2011.
  2. Darwin PE, Kennedy AS, Bonheur JL. Cholangiocarcinoma. eMedicine. 2009; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/277393-overview. Accessed 7/15/2011.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Hilar CCA
  • Hilar cholangiocarcinoma
  • Klatskin's tumor
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.