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Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma


Other Names for this Disease

  • Bile duct cancer
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Overview

Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer that develops in the cells within the bile ducts; both inside and outside the liver. The terms cholangiocarinoma and bile duct cancer are often used to refer to the same condition. This condition occurs slightly more often in males than females and usually affects people who are between 50-70 years old. Signs and symptoms of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma include jaundice, abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, weakness and itching. Treatment options may include surgery to remove the bile duct and parts of the liver, chemotherapy and radiation.[1]
Last updated: 4/1/2014

References

  1. Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma). Johns Hopkins Medicine Liver Tumor Center. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/liver_tumor_center/conditions/bile_duct_cancer.html. Accessed 4/1/2014.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Bile duct cancer
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