Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 264–267 | Cite as

A case of spindle cell sarcomatous change of hepatic ducts manifesting as obstructive jaundice

  • Chung-Yin Yuan
  • Hoi-Wan Lo
  • C. Howard Tseng
  • Takashi Takasaki
  • Fujio Hanyu
Case Reports


Spindle cell carcinoma is a rare tumor commonly occurring in the upper aerodigestive tract. We report a 62-year-old male with spindle cell sarcomatous change located at the hepatic hilum, resulting in obstructive jaundice. The patient died after an extended resective operation. The rare disease and its histogenesis is discussed.

Key words

spindle cell sarcomatous change hepatic ducts cholangiocarcinoma sarcoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chung-Yin Yuan
    • 1
  • Hoi-Wan Lo
    • 2
  • C. Howard Tseng
    • 3
  • Takashi Takasaki
    • 4
  • Fujio Hanyu
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryYuan's General HospitalKaohsiungTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of MedicineYuan's General HospitalKaohsiungTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of PathologyYuan's General HospitalKaohsiungTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Surgery, Gastroenterology InstituteTokyo Women's Medical CollegeTokyoJapan

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