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Bile Duct Cancer

Edited by Luis Rodrigo

University of Oviedo

Cholangiocarcinoma is a type of malignant tumor that affects the biliary system. It can arise anywhere in the bile ducts, manifesting itself as obstructive jaundice. It has an annual incidence of 1-2 cases per 100,000 people. One variety of the disease, the Klatskin tumor, occurs in the hepatic hilum and is characterized by poor prognosis. Generally, cholangiocarcinomas are slow-growing tumors with late metastases. Localized tumors are treated surgically, but intervention is discouraged when they are extensive. The disease affects both sexes, but most cases occur in patients aged over 60 years. Primary sclerosing cholangitis, chronic biliary infection, and choledochal cysts are associated with an increased risk of cholangiocarcinoma.

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Bile Duct CancerEdited by Luis Rodrigo

Published: September 25th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78186

ISBN: 978-1-78923-876-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-875-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-215-1

Copyright year: 2019

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4514 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Web of Science Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Bile Duct Cancer

By Luis Rodrigo and Adolfo Suarez


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2. Preoperative Biliary Drainage: Methods, Advantages, and Complications

By Gómez-Torres Gustavo Ángel and Hernández-García Fernando Santiago


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3. Bile Duct Cancer: Preoperative Evaluation and Management

By Tommaso Stecca, Bruno Pauletti, Luca Bonariol, Ezio Caratozzolo and Marco Massani


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4. Surgical Advances in the Treatment of Gallbladder Carcinoma at Different Stages

By Nicolae Bacalbasa, Irina Balescu, Simona Dima and Irinel Popescu


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5. Perihilar or (Hilar) Cholangiocarcinoma: Interventional to Surgical Management

By Pankaj Prasoon, Kohei Miura, Kizuki Yuza, Yuki Hirose, Jun Sakata and Toshifumi Wakai


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6. Distal Cholangiocarcinoma

By Ahmad Abdullah Madkhali and Faisal Al-alem


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7. Surgical Treatment of Distal Common Bile Duct Malignancy

By Adrian Bartos, Andrei Herdean and Dana Monica Bartos


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