Current and emerging treatments for cholangiocarcinoma

  • Christopher Lim Asian Centre for Liver Diseases & Transplantation, Gleneagles Hospital
  • Desmond Wai Asian Centre for Liver Diseases & Transplantation, Gleneagles Hospital
  • KH Lee Asian Centre for Liver Diseases & Transplantation, Gleneagles Hospital
  • KC Tan Asian Centre for Liver Diseases & Transplantation, Gleneagles Hospital
Keywords: Cholangiocarcinoma, biliary tract neoplasms, living donor liver transplantation, cadaveric donor liver transplantation

Abstract

Surgical resection, the treatment of choice for cholangiocarcinoma, may not be feasible because of tumour extension, parenchymal liver disease or tumour location. Liver transplantation is an alternative to palliative treatment in these patients but results in the past have been disappointing. In this article, we review the current and emerging treatments for cholangiocarcinomas, focusing particularly on the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and/ or radiotherapy in the setting of liver transplantation.

Keywords: Cholangiocarcinoma; biliary tract neoplasms; living donor liver transplantation; cadaveric donor liver transplantation.

International Journal of Hepatology Vol.1(4) 2010 pp.25-35

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Lim, C., Wai, D., Lee, K., & Tan, K. (1). Current and emerging treatments for cholangiocarcinoma. International Journal of Hepatology, 1(4), 25-35. Retrieved from https://banglajol.info/index.php/IJH/article/view/6572
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