cholangiocarcinoma

(redirected from Cancer of the bile ducts)
Also found in: Dictionary.

cholangiocarcinoma

 [ko-lan″je-o-kahr″sĭ-no´mah]
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.

chol·an·gi·o·car·ci·no·ma

(kō-lan'jē-ō-kar'si-nō'mă),
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.

cholangiocarcinoma

A rare (5/105/year) cancer of intrahepatic bile ducts, seen > age 60.
 
Aetiology
Anabolic steroids, liver flukes (Clonorchis sinensis), ulcerative colitis, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, malformations, cirrhosis.

Clinical findings
Obstruction, jaundice, abdominal pain, weight loss.

Location
Hilar, 50–60%; intrahepatic, 10%; extrahepatic 20–30%.

Prognosis
53% 1-year survival; 4% 5-year survival.

cholangiocarcinoma

Bile 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.

chol·an·gi·o·car·ci·no·ma

(kō-lan'jē-ō-kahr-si-nō'mă)
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.

cholangiocarcinoma

Cancer of the bile ducts.