Cholangiocarcinoma—controversies and challenges

@article{Patel2011CholangiocarcinomacontroversiesAC,
  title={Cholangiocarcinoma—controversies and challenges},
  author={Tushar Patel},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={8},
  pages={189-200}
}
Cholangiocarcinomas are a diverse group of tumors that are presumed to originate from the biliary tract epithelium either within the liver or the biliary tract. These cancers are often difficult to diagnose, their pathogenesis is poorly understood, and their dismal prognosis has resulted in a nihilistic approach to their management. The two major clinical phenotypes are intrahepatic, mass-forming tumors and large ductal tumors. Among the ductal cancers, lesions at the liver hilum are most… CONTINUE READING
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