Cholelithiasis and the risk of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: a meta-analysis of observational studies

@inproceedings{Cai2015CholelithiasisAT,
  title={Cholelithiasis and the risk of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: a meta-analysis of observational studies},
  author={Hao Cai and Wen-Tao Kong and Chao-bo Chen and Guo-Ming Shi and Cheng Huang and Ying-hao Shen and Hui-Chuan Sun},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2015}
}
The etiological factor for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is not clear. Although it has been widely accepted that intrahepatic biliary tree stone is associated with increased risk of ICC, the role of extrahepatic biliary tree stone in the incidence of ICC is controversial. In the present study we aim to evaluate the association between pre-existing choledocholithiasis and cholecystolithiasis and the risk of ICC. PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched to identify cohort and case… CONTINUE READING
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