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Comparison of clinical characteristics of combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma and other primary liver cancers.
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PMID:  23034166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (CHC) is a rare liver malignancy. In this study, we compared patient characteristics and outcomes for primary CHC, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Medical records of patients with tissue-proven CHC (65 cases) treated at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between 1991 and 2005 were retrospectively reviewed. These records were compared to records of patients diagnosed with tissue-proven HCC (1985 cases) and ICC (127 cases) during the same period. RESULTS: Hepatitis B and C are major causes of CHC. CHC patients exhibited greater similarity to HCC than to ICC patients with respect to cirrhotic changes, age, and positive serology for HBsAg and anti-hepatitis C antibody. Survival was related to tumor characteristics and intervention therapies, but not to etiologies. CONCLUSIONS: The clinical characteristics of CHC are similar to those of HCC, but overall survival is more similar to that of ICC; survival may be related to tumor biology rather than the cause. Multimodal treatment with an initial aggressive therapeutic approach can improve survival.
Chern-Horng Lee; Sen-Yung Hsieh; Chee-Jen Chang; Yu-Jr Lin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1440-1746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8607909     Medline TA:  J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Division of General Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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