Proximal bile duct tumors Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bile Duct Neoplasms

abstract

  • Modern radiologic diagnostic approaches that identify patients with high bile duct cancer can predict resectability and provide information for biliary-enteric bypass in the case of irresectability. Twenty percent to 40% of patients are resectable by local excision with or without hepatic resection, and this represents the only opportunity for cure. Operative mortality is now acceptable and resection is associated with a median survival of approximately 35 months. Numerous palliative operative and nonoperative approaches are available, including biliary-enteric bypass, transtumoral stenting, and percutaneous endoprostheses. The role of both intraluminal and external beam radiotherapy also is discussed.

publication date

  • May 13, 1996

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9019354

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 317

end page

  • 36

volume

  • 5

number

  • 2