What is a Klatskin tumor?
Summary. Klatskin tumors are are a type of cholangiocarcinoma that begins in an area called the hilum, where the left and right bile ducts join and leave the liver. It is the most common type of cholangiocarcinoma, accounting for more than half of all cases. Symptoms usually don’t present until advanced stages of disease,…
What is the bismuth-Corlette classification for hilar cholangiocarcinoma?
Klatskin tumors and the accuracy of the Bismuth-Corlette classification The Bismuth-Corlette (BC) classification is the current preoperative standard to assess hilar cholangiocarcinomas (HC).
What is the bismuth Corlette system of hepatic carcinoma?
The Bismuth-Corlette system is one classification: type I: the lesion is limited to the common hepatic duct distal to the confluence of right and left ducts. type II: the tumor involves the confluence of right and left hepatic ducts. type III: the tumor involves one of the hepatic ducts.
What are the different types of palliative care for Klatskin tumors?
Here are some of the most common forms of palliative care someone with Klatskin tumors may receive from their physician as part of the treatment process: Chemotherapy – In its most traditional sense, chemotherapy is usually used as a way to eliminate all traces of cancer with the hope it will never return.
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What is the prognosis of non-resectable Klatskin tumor?
The median survival of patients with non-resectable Klatskin tumors after palliative drainage is two to eight months. Complications include recurring bacterial cholangitis and/or liver failure (cirrhosis). The aim of palliative treatment is improvement in the patient’s quality of life.