The Pathologic Correlation Between Liver and Portal Vein Invasion in Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma: Evaluating the Oncologic Rationale for the American Joint Committee on Cancer Definitions of T2 and T3 Tumors


The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) has recommended that cancers with liver involvement be graded T2b and those with portal vein involvement be graded T3, although the value of staging as prognostic factors remains unclear. We evaluated the current definition of the T2/3 tumors for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. A total of 202 patients with… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-014-2719-4


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