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Klatskin's Tumor (Klatskin Tumor) Summary

Description: Adenocarcinoma of the common hepatic duct bifurcation. These tumors are generally small, sharply localized, and seldom metastasizing. G. Klatskin's original review of 13 cases was published in 1965. Once thought to be relatively uncommon, tumors of the bifurcation of the bile duct now appear to comprise more than one-half of all bile duct cancers. (From Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1457)

Also Known As: Klatskin Tumor; Klatskins Tumor; Tumor, Klatskin's

Networked: 47 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 5 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Klatskin's Tumor

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Bismuth : 1 outcome in 4 results : IBA
  2. Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 (Fludeoxyglucose F 18) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 2
  3. Primary sclerosing cholangitis : 3 results : IBA
  4. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma : 2 results : IBA
  5. perfluoro- 2,2,2',2'- tetramethyl- 4,4'- bis(1,3- dioxolane) : 2 results : IBA
  6. tranilast (N 5') : 2 results : IBA
  7. Matrix Metalloproteinases : 1 result : IBA
  8. Plastics : 1 result : IBA
  9. Iridium : 1 result : IBA
  10. Factor IX (PTC) : 1 result : FDA 2 Generic
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Diseases Related to Klatskin's Tumor

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  2. Jaundice
  3. Carcinoma (Carcinomatosis)
  4. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis)
  5. Cholangiocarcinoma
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Key Therapies for Klatskin's Tumor

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  1. Liver Transplantation : 1 outcome 1 study in 9 results
  2. Adjuvant Radiotherapy : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result
  3. Stents : 1 study in 11 results
  4. Laparotomy : 1 study in 2 results
  5. Brachytherapy : 1 study in 1 result
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