Extrahepatic bile duct cancer

Common Name(s)

Extrahepatic bile duct cancer

The bile duct is a tube in the body that collects bile from the liver. It combines with the gallbladder to form the common bile duct, which carries the bile into the small intestine to help breakdown food from the stomach. Extrahepatic bile duct cancer is a rare cancer found in the part of the bile duct that is outside the liver. Symptoms include jaundice (yellow skin or yellow in the whites of the eyes), abdomenal pain, fever, and itchy skin. Certain liver diseases, colitis (swelling in the large intestine), choledochal cysts (a birth defect), and infection from a Chinese liver fluke parasite are all risk factors. Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer, whether the tumor is in the upper or lower part of the duct, and whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or has come back. Treatment options include surgery to remove the tumor, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or possible clinical trials.

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

Our mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

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Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

Our mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma

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Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Extrahepatic bile duct cancer" returned 11 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Long-term trends in incidence and mortality of intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile duct cancer in Japan.
 

Author(s): Mai Utada, Yuko Ohno, Tomoko Tamaki, Tomotaka Sobue, Ginji Endo

Journal: J Epidemiol. 2014 ;24(3):193-9.

 

A report of multiple cases of bile duct cancer at a Japanese printing company raised concern about such cancers. We examined long-term trends in bile duct cancer in Japan.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinicopathological analysis and prognosis of extrahepatic bile duct cancer with a microscopic positive ductal margin.
 

Author(s): In Woong Han, Jin-Young Jang, Kyoung Bun Lee, Mee Joo Kang, Wooil Kwon, Jae Woo Park, Ye Rim Chang, Sun-Whe Kim

Journal: HPB (Oxford). 2014 Jun;16(6):575-81.

 

The fate of a microscopic positive ductal margin (MPDM) of extrahepatic bile duct (EHBD) cancer is unclear. The purpose of this study was to analyse the clinicopathological features of EHBD cancer with MPDM and to identify the prognostic factors associated with survival.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Patterns of recurrence after resection of gallbladder cancer without routine extrahepatic bile duct resection.
 

Author(s): Jimme K Wiggers, Bas Groot Koerkamp, Zachri Ovadia, Olivier R C Busch, Dirk J Gouma, Thomas M van Gulik

Journal: HPB (Oxford). 2014 Jul;16(7):635-40.

 

Routine extrahepatic bile duct (EBD) resection in non-jaundiced patients with gallbladder cancer (GBC) is controversial. The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyse patterns of recurrence in patients who underwent resection of GBC without routine EBD resection.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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CPI-613 in Treating Patients With Advanced or Metastatic Bile Duct Cancer That Cannot Be Removed By Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Adult Primary Cholangiocellular Carcinoma; Advanced Adult Primary Liver Cancer; Cholangiocarcinoma of the Extrahepatic Bile Duct; Cholangiocarcinoma of the Gallbladder; Localized Unresectable Adult Primary Liver Cancer; Metastatic Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer; Recurrent Adult Primary Liver Cancer; Recurrent Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer; Unresectable Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer

 

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2017

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Safety and Efficacy of Modified Folfirinox Versus Gemcis in Bile Duct Tumours
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bile Duct Cancer

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017

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Safety and Tumoricidal Effect of Low Dose Foscan PDT in Patients With Inoperable Bile Duct Cancers
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholangiocarcinoma; Tumor; Klatskin Tumor

 

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2017

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