Surgical Oncology

N. Joseph Espat, Suhail Sharif

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CCC is usually diagnosed at an advanced age and has poor survival rates. Signs and symptoms are vague and require a high index of suspicion for biliary malignancy to be investigated promptly. Surgical resection remains the only treatment modality that can provide a potential cure or long-term survival. Palliative resection may provide control of biliary and intestinal obstructive symptoms; however, endoscopic or transhepatic biliary drainage has emerged as the preferred nonoperative method of biliary decompression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalIntegrative Cancer Therapies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2006

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