Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery

, Volume 397, Issue 6, pp 869–879

Surgical management of proximal bile duct cancers

Review Article

Abstract

Introduction

Tumors arising from the proximal biliary tree remain particularly challenging with respect to their evaluation and treatment. Complete resection with negative histologic margins is the most effective treatment modality.

Results

However, the majority of patients are not candidates for surgery.

Summary

Over the last decades, advances have evolved to improve resectability and morbidity after major liver and bile duct resection. However, these disease processes still pose a management challenge. Herein, we provide an overview of proximal bile duct cancers, hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCa) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICCa).

Keywords

Hilar cholangiocarcinoma Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 

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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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