Klatskin tumor

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Klatskin tumor

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.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Klatskin tumor" returned 12 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Extrahepatic biliary cystadenocarcinoma mimicking Klatskin tumor.
 

Author(s): Sergio Renato Pais-Costa, Sandro Jose Martins, Sergio Luiz Melo Araujo, OlĂ­mpia Alves Teixeira Lima, Marcio Almeida Paes, Marcio Lobo Guimaraes

Journal: Arq Bras Cir Dig. ;26(1):66-8.

 

Last Updated: 24 May 2013

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Primary hepatoid carcinoma of the biliary tree: a radiologic mimicker of Klatskin-type tumor.
 

Author(s): Asif Abdullah, Kristan Jenkins-Mosure, Terrence Lewis, Yogesh Patel, Stephen Strobel, Linda Pepe

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Hepatoid carcinomas are a group of neoplasms with features resembling hepatocellular carcinomas. Although extremely rare, more cases have been noted to arise from various organs within the last decade. Differentiating these tumors when located in the biliary tree from cholangiocarcinoma ...

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2010

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Primary neuroendocrine tumor of the extrahepatic biliary tree mimicking Klatskin tumor.
 

Author(s): Konstantinos Tsalis, Georgios Vrakas, Triantafyllos Geroukis, Angeliki Cheva, Georgios Nikolaos Roidos, Charalampos Lazarides

Journal: J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2010 Sep;19(3):341-2.

 

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2010

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The terms "Klatskin tumor" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Radical surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumor)].
 

Author(s): Emilio Ramos Rubio

Journal: Cir Esp. 2007 Jul;82(1):11-5.

 

In patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma, long-term survival critically depends on complete tumor resection. Indeed, there are no long-term survivors with positive resection margins. Furthermore, hilar cholangiocarcinoma seems to have a low propensity for distant metastases and adjuvant ...

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2007

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Quality of Life in Patients With Unresectable Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma on Palliative Metallic Stent Versus Plastic Stent
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Unresectable Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

 

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2008

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Liver Resection Versus Radio-chemotherapy-Transplantation for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholangiocarcinoma; Morphological Diagnosis of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma (Excluded Type 1), Resectable With Expected R0 Margins on an intent-to Treat Basis.

 

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2014

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Safety Study of Liver Transplantation for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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