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Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 581-585

Surgical Strategies in Patients with Advanced Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin Tumor)

  • J. R. IzbickiAffiliated withDepartment of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf Email author 
  • , T. Y. TsuiAffiliated withDepartment of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • , B. A. BohnAffiliated withDepartment of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • , M. BockhornAffiliated withDepartment of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf

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Abstract

Background

Surgical resection represents the only potentially curative treatment for hilar cholangicarcinoma. Because of the aggressive nature and the absence of effective adjuvant therapy treatment remains still a challenge.

Discussion

This manuscript reviews management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma with a focus on operative strategy.

Keywords

Klatskin tumor Operative surgical procedure Fatal outcome