Analysis of extrahepatic bile duct carcinomas according to the New American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system focused on tumor classification problems in 222 patients.

@article{Hong2005AnalysisOE,
  title={Analysis of extrahepatic bile duct carcinomas according to the New American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system focused on tumor classification problems in 222 patients.},
  author={Seung-Mo Hong and Mi-Jung Kim and David Y Pi and Daniel Jo and Hyung Jun Cho and Eunsil Yu and Jae-Y. Ro},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2005},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={
          802-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although the sixth edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma was updated, the system has a problem on T classification due to its ambiguous definition of T1 as "tumor confined to bile duct histologically" and T2 as "tumor invading beyond the bile duct." METHODS The authors considered the outermost part of the muscle layer or fibrous tissue as within the extrahepatic bile duct and considered the area starting from… CONTINUE READING
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