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Carcinoid tumors of the extrahepatic bile duct. A rare cause of malignant biliary obstruction.

Authors
  • Chamberlain, R S
  • Blumgart, L H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer
Publication Date
Nov 15, 1999
Volume
86
Issue
10
Pages
1959–1965
Identifiers
PMID: 10570419
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Carcinoid tumor of the bile duct is a rare form of malignant biliary obstruction. Unlike cholangiocarcinoma, biliary carcinoids occur more commonly in younger patients and in women. Aggressive local invasion by the primary tumor is rare, and metastases occur in less than one-third of patients. All patients who underwent a curative surgical resection were alive and disease free at time of published report, implying a more favorable prognosis. Aggressive surgical resection is recommended.

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