Cholangiocarcinoma in primary sclerosing cholangitis

Ghulam Abbas, Keith D. Lindor

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Introduction: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an aggressive and nearly always fatal tumor of the biliary tract. Purpose: This review explores risk factors, epidemiology, current diagnostic approaches, and treatment of CCA arising in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Methods: We review latest recommendations about screening strategies to enable the early detection of CCA in PSC, using CA 19-9 and ultrasound imaging, as well as fluorescent in situ hybridization techniques to enhance the accuracy of biliary cytology. We also review the emerging role of liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology


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