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Hilar cholangicarcinoma

Madhumita Premkumar, Devaraja Rangegowda, Tanmay Vyas, Shrruti Grover, Y K Joshi, Chhagan Sharma, Amrish Sahney
Sister Mary Joseph nodules represent metastatic cancer of the umbilicus. More than half of these cases are attributable to gastrointestinal malignancies including gastric, colonic, and pancreatic cancer. In addition, gynecologic (ovarian, uterine cancer), unknown primary tumors, and, rarely, bladder or respiratory malignancies may cause umbilical metastasis. We report the case of a Sister Mary Joseph nodule originating from a hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Umbilical nodules should prompt clinical evaluation, as these tumors are usually associated with poor prognosis...
April 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
J R Izbicki, T Y Tsui, B A Bohn, M Bockhorn
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection represents the only potentially curative treatment for hilar cholangicarcinoma. Because of the aggressive nature and the absence of effective adjuvant therapy treatment remains still a challenge. DISCUSSION: This manuscript reviews management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma with a focus on operative strategy.
March 2013: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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