Cholangiocarcinoma refers to tumor involving the bile duct . Patients with this disease present with jaundice, itching and pale coloured stools. Early diagnosis of this tumor is the key to good outcome as complete surgical removal of this tumor gives the best long term outcomes.
Until recently most of these tumors were managed by endoscopy and stenting;liver surgery was considered too risky for these patients. However, there is strong evidence now that surgical removal of tumor along with part of the liver is the best way of treating this disease. Early and aggressive treatment of these tumors provides good survival