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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X

Abstract

HIDALGO MENDEZ, Fernando. Hilar cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumor). Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2014, vol.7, n.1, pp.69-72. ISSN 2386-8201.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1699-695X2014000100013.

Cholangiocarcinoma is a malignant neoplasm of the hepatic bile duct epithelium. The frequency of occurrence is low and has very poor prognosis (short-term survival in months) in most patients affected. The lack of specificity in the clinical symptoms at onset and local tumor infiltration at the time of diagnosis are factors which usually prevent the possibility to offer radical surgical resection as potentially curative. The case of a 52 years old patient suffering from cholangiocarcinoma in the hilar confluence (Klatskin tumor) serves as the basis to review epidemiological and clinical aspects of this entity, as well as laboratory information, findings of imaging tests, differential diagnosis and potential treatment for this uncommon disease.

Keywords : Bile Ducts; Cholangiocarcinoma; Klatskin's tumor.

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