Klatskin tumor

Klatskin tumor

Infobox_Disease
Name = PAGENAME


Caption =
DiseasesDB = 31517
ICD10 = C24.0
ICD9 = ICD9|156.1
ICDO = M8162/3
OMIM =
MedlinePlus =
eMedicineSubj = med
eMedicineTopic = 2705
MeshID = D018285
A Klatskin tumor, also known as Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma, is a cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the biliary tree) occurring at the confluence of the right and left hepatic bile ducts.

Treatment and prognosis

Because of their location these tumours present late and therefore are usually not resectable at the time of presentation. Complete resection of the tumour offers hope of long term survival and of late there has been renewed interest in liver transplantation from deceased donors along with adjuvant therapy. Prognosis remains poor today.

References

* [http://videos.med.wisc.edu/videoInfo.php?videoid=222 VIDEO - Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma, Klatskin Tumor] presented by Fumito Ito, MD, PhD at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. (2007)

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* [http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40001906/ PatientPlus Article]


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