A clinicopathological study on combined hepatocellular and cholangiocarcinoma.

  title={A clinicopathological study on combined hepatocellular and cholangiocarcinoma.},
  author={Jun Taguchi and Osamu Nakashima and Motohiko Tanaka and Toru Hisaka and Tomoko Takazawa and Masamichi Kojiro},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={11 8},
We clinicopathologically studied 23 surgically resected cases of combined hepatocellular and cholangiocarcinoma (HCC-CC). The frequency of this cancer in our subjects, who had primary liver cancer and who underwent hepatectomy, was 6.3%. The mean age of patients was 64.0 years old and the male: female ratio was 1.9:1. Serum alpha-fetoprotein was positive in 70% of cases and its levels were relatively low (< or = 1000 ng/mL) in most cases. The positive rate of serum carcinoembryonic antigen was… CONTINUE READING
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