Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 581–585

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

Authors

    • Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic SurgeryUniversity Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • T. Y. Tsui
    • Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic SurgeryUniversity Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • B. A. Bohn
    • Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic SurgeryUniversity Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • M. Bockhorn
    • Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic SurgeryUniversity Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
How I do it

DOI: 10.1007/s11605-012-2109-x

Cite this article as:
Izbicki, J.R., Tsui, T.Y., Bohn, B.A. et al. J Gastrointest Surg (2013) 17: 581. doi:10.1007/s11605-012-2109-x

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 tumorOperative surgical procedureFatal outcome

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