Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 581–585 | Cite as

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

  • J. R. Izbicki
  • T. Y. Tsui
  • B. A. Bohn
  • M. Bockhorn
How I do it



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.


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


Klatskin tumor Operative surgical procedure Fatal outcome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Izbicki
    • 1
  • T. Y. Tsui
    • 1
  • B. A. Bohn
    • 1
  • M. Bockhorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic SurgeryUniversity Medical Centre Hamburg-EppendorfHamburgGermany

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