cholangiocarcinoma(redirected from Cancer of the bile ducts)
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1. an adenocarcinoma arising from the epithelium of the intrahepatic bile ducts, composed of eosinophilic cuboidal or columnar epithelial cells, with abundant fibrous stroma; mucus may be secreted but not bile.
An adenocarcinoma, primarily in intrahepatic bile ducts, composed of ducts lined by cuboidal or columnar cells that do not contain bile, with abundant fibrous stroma; cirrhosis is usually absent.
1. an adenocarcinoma arising from the epithelium of the intrahepatic bile ducts and composed of epithelial cells in tubules or acini with fibrous stroma.
a cancer of the biliary epithelium. Risk factors include ulcerative colitis and infestation of liver flukes. Diagnosis is based on histological evaluation, and the prognosis is poor.
cholangiocarcinomaA rare (5/105/year) cancer of intrahepatic bile ducts, seen > age 60.
Anabolic steroids, liver flukes (Clonorchis sinensis), ulcerative colitis, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, malformations, cirrhosis.
Obstruction, jaundice, abdominal pain, weight loss.
Hilar, 50–60%; intrahepatic, 10%; extrahepatic 20–30%.
53% 1-year survival; 4% 5-year survival.
cholangiocarcinomaBile duct cancer, cancer of bile ducts A rare–5/100,000/yr cancer of intrahepatic bile ducts seen > age 60 Etiology Anabolic steroids, Thorotrast,.Clonorchis sinensis, possibly ulcerative cholitis, cholecystitis; not associated with alcohol abuse Clinical Jaundice—71%, abdominal pain-49%, weight loss—44% Prognosis 53% 1-yr survival, 9% 3-yr, 4% 5-yr. Cf Hepatocellular carcinoma.
An adenocarcinoma, primarily in intrahepatic bile ducts, composed of ducts lined by cuboidal or columnar cells that do not contain bile, with abundant fibrous stroma.
cholangiocarcinomaCancer of the bile ducts.
see cholangiocellular carcinoma.