Changing times for hilar tumours

January 2006
Gut;Jan2006, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p114
Academic Journal
The article presents a report on hilar tumors. Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is a devastating disease with little chance of cure, even after resectional surgery. The early results of liver transplantation for this disease were disappointing but the introductory results following neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy were very encouraging. The patient survival after transplantation and neoadjuvant therapy of unresectable cases versus surgical excision of resectable cases are compared in the report. Difficulties were faced in comparing the results between resection and transplant groups.


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