Klatskin tumor

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Klat·skin tumor

adenocarcinoma located at the bifurcation of the common hepatic duct.

Klatskin tumor

[Gerald Klatskin, U.S. physician, 1910–1986]
A cholangiocarcinoma that arises in the large intrahepatic bile ducts.


Gerald, U.S. gastroenterologist, 1910-1988.
Klatskin biliary adenocarcinoma
Klatskin cholangiocarcinoma
Klatskin needle
Klatskin tumor - carcinoma of the bile duct.
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The AJCC defines perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin tumors) as occurring from the right and left hepatic ducts to the common bile duct.
Mass at confluence of right and left hepatic ducts (Klatskin tumors), sclerosing cholangitis & of normal studies MRCP correctly diagnosed all of them proving 100 % sensitive and 100 % specific.
Third segment cholangio-jejunostomy in the treatment of unresectable klatskin tumors. Hepatogastroenterology 1995; 42: 597-600.