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Imaging of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: 1. Peripheral cholangiocarcinoma.
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PMID:  7484579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cholangiocarcinoma is the second most common primary hepatic malignant tumor after hepatocellular carcinoma, accounting for 5-30% of all primary hepatic malignant tumors [1]. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas can be classified as peripheral cholangiocarcinoma, which originates from an interlobular biliary duct, or as hilar cholangiocarcinoma, which originates from a main hepatic duct or from the bifurcation of the common hepatic duct. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas account for only about half of cholangiocarcinomas, and this pictorial essay focuses only on the peripheral form of the disease. Clinically, therapeutically, and radiologically, these two types of cholangiocarcinomas differ. Features suggestive of the diagnosis of peripheral cholangiocarcinoma can be shown by sonography, CT, and MR imaging. Cholangiography and angiography have a limited role in evaluating this neoplasm that manifests as a focal mass. This essay reviews the appearances of peripheral cholangiocarcinoma and discusses the various imaging techniques that can be used to evaluate this unusual tumor that is often resectable and potentially curable.
P Soyer; D A Bluemke; R Reichle; P S Calhoun; D F Bliss; A Scherrer; E K Fishman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  165     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-21     Completed Date:  1995-12-21     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1427-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bile Duct Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic* / radiography,  ultrasonography
Cholangiocarcinoma / diagnosis*
Lymphatic Metastasis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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