Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1990 / Article

Clinical Gastroenterology | Open Access

Volume 4 |Article ID 181358 |

Andrew Szilagyi, Benjamin Mitmaker, Esther Lamoureux, "Cholangiocarcinoma: A Decade's Experience at a Community-Based University Hospital", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 4, Article ID 181358, 5 pages, 1990.

Cholangiocarcinoma: A Decade's Experience at a Community-Based University Hospital

Received28 Apr 1989
Accepted24 Jan 1990


Two young patients with cholangiocarcinoma associated with salmonella carriage and ulcerative colitis, respectively, were seen at a community- based university hospital. This experience prompted a review of all cases with this tumour seen in the past decade. Twenty-seven patients were found. Their clinical, laboratory, and histological features, and therapeutic outcome are described. Of the group, only 7.4% were younger than 30 years of age and 14.8% had recognized associated conditions. The most common definable tumour was a well differentiated hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Overall outcome was poor (six months). Survival was similar in patients undergoing palliative stents or surgery. In a small subgroup of surgically treated patients who received either radiotherapy or postoperative drainage, survival seemed to be better.

Copyright © 1990 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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