Palliative Treatments

  • Alfredo Guglielmi
  • Andrea Ruzzenente
  • Calogero Iacono
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


The principal end-point of treatment of cholangiocarcinoma is resection with negative margins, but this goal fails in one-half to two-thirds of case [1,2]. Only Nimura’s group reports a resectability rate of 80% [1, 2, 3]. Therefore most patients with cholangiocarcinoma need palliative treatment of jaundice; moreover, local recurrence with relapse of jaundice, which is the most frequent problem after surgery, also requires palliation.


Photodynamic Therapy Biliary Drainage Palliative Treatment Biliary Tract Cancer Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfredo Guglielmi
    • 1
  • Andrea Ruzzenente
    • 1
  • Calogero Iacono
    • 1
  1. 1.General Surgery A, Department of Surgery and GastroenterologyUniversity Hospital G.B. RossiVeronaItaly

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