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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2014, Article ID 542849, 3 pages
Case Report

Unclassified Diffuse Ductal Cholangiocarcinoma; Report of a Case

1Department of Surgery, İzmir University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, İzmir University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, İzmir University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey

Received 24 December 2013; Accepted 28 January 2014; Published 4 March 2014

Academic Editors: G. Mariscalco and M. Shimoda

Copyright © 2014 Ünal Aydın et al. 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.


Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is the second most common malignant tumor of the liver. It is simply classified as intrahepatic and extrahepatic CCA (including perihilar and distal extra hepatic CCA) according to the anatomic localization. Various classification systems were described for staging cholangiocarcinoma. We represent an interesting case of cholangiocarcinoma which is in the shadow area of classification by involving intrahepatic, hilar, and distal extra hepatic bile ducts. To our knowledge, this is the first case in the literature with diffuse bile duct involvement.