TITLE

Changing times for hilar tumours

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Gut;Jan2006, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p114
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
19623595

 

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