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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Integrative Cancer Therapies|
|State||Published - Jun 2006|