publication . Article . 2003


Aleš Tomažič; Dragan Stanisavljevič; Valentin Sojar; Blaž Trotovšek;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2003 Journal: Zdravniški Vestnik (issn: 1318-0347, eissn: 1581-0224, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Slovenian Medical Association
<p>Background. Malignant strictures involving the bile ducts remain a major challenge in biliary surgery. It is an uncommon cancer. The etiology is unknown, most cases are sporadic, but several conditions confer an incrised risk of developing cholangiocarcinoma.</p><p>Clinical presentation and preoperative evaluation. The early simptoms are nonspecific. In the past computed tomography, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and angiography were considered standard investigations, but currently magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is providing the same information with less risk. Evaluation of patients is principally an assessment of resectability since...
free text keywords: Klatskin tumor, etiology, preoperative evaluation, classification, resectability, surgery, Medicine, R
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