Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Clonorchis sinensis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_1223

Definition

Is a human liver fluke in the class Trematoda, Phylum Platyhelminthes. This parasite is found mainly in the common bile duct and gall bladder and feeds on bile. The parasite is endemic to Japan, China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia.

 Bile Duct Neoplasms

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