Clinical value of additional resection of a margin-positive proximal bile duct in hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

@article{Shingu2010ClinicalVO,
  title={Clinical value of additional resection of a margin-positive proximal bile duct in hilar cholangiocarcinoma.},
  author={Yuji Shingu and T Ebata and Hideki Nishio and Tsuyoshi Igami and Yoshie Shimoyama and Masato Nagino},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={147 1},
  pages={49-56}
}
BACKGROUND Based on frozen section examination, additional resection of the proximal bile duct was performed to achieve a negative margin at the time of resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. The aim of this study was to determine whether additional resection of a margin-positive proximal duct can improve survival. METHODS The records of 303 resected patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma were reviewed, focusing on the status of the proximal ductal margin. RESULTS Frozen section examination… CONTINUE READING

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