Flashcards in Biliary Cancers Deck (4):
How is diagnosis of biliary cancers made?
Radiological investigations & pathomorphological assessment
Final pathological Dx needed before Chemo/RT/non-surgical oncological therapy.
** Not critical for planning surgery in patients with characteristic findings of resectable biliary cancers **
Risk factors for cholangiocarcinomas
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (30% of all cholangiocarcinomas)
Congenital anomalies of biliary tree (eg. Choked octal cysts)
Liver fluke disease --> chronic inflammation of bile duct
Lych Syndrome, Biliary papilloma toss
Chronic liver cirrhosis
Obesity metabolic syndrome
Name the liver fluke that causes cholangioCA