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Malignant Diseases of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts

  • Steven A. Ahrendt
  • Thomas H. Magnuson
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Abstract

Gallbladder and bile duct cancers are relatively uncommon malignancies and tend to occur primarily in elderly patients. Although the overall prognosis of these malignancies remains poor, recent advances in hepatobiliary surgery, perioperative care, and adjuvant therapy have helped to improve overall survival and quality of life. A multidisciplinary approach in the management of these patients, including surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and invasive radiology, is critical to achieving favorable results.

Keywords

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Gallbladder Cancer Hepatic Duct Choledochal Cyst Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh, UPMC Cancer CenterPittsburghUSA

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