Evolution of the surgical management of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma in a Western centre demonstrates improved survival with endoscopic biliary drainage and reduced use of blood transfusion.

@article{Young2011EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the surgical management of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma in a Western centre demonstrates improved survival with endoscopic biliary drainage and reduced use of blood transfusion.},
  author={Alastair Young and Tsuyoshi Igami and Y Senda and Robert C Adair and Shahid Farid and Giles John Toogood and Kondragunta R Prasad and J. Peter A. Lodge},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={483-93}
}
BACKGROUND Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHCCA) remains a surgical challenge for which few large Western series have been reported. The aims of this study were to investigate the results of surgical resection for PHCCA and assess how practice has evolved over the past 15 years. METHODS A prospectively maintained database was interrogated to identify all resections. Clinicopathological data were analysed for impact on survival. Subsequently, data for resections carried out during the periods… CONTINUE READING
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