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Cholangiocarcinoma

What is cholangiocarcinoma? Cholangiocarcinoma is a type of bile duct cancer. Bile ducts are small tubes that help move bile from the liver to a part of the small intestine called the duodenum. What is the difference between intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma? Intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma are very similar types of cancer. The main …
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Bile ducts

What are bile ducts? The bile ducts are a group of tubes that connect the liver and¬†gallbladder to the small intestine. They allow bile and other materials produced by the liver to travel into the intestine, where they help with digestion or are removed from the body as stool. The system of bile ducts is …
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Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

What is intrahepatic cholangiocarcioma? Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is a type of bile duct cancer. It is called ‘intrahepatic’ because the tumour starts from a bile duct inside the liver. What are the symptoms of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma? Unfortunately, most patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma experience very few symptoms until the tumour reaches an advanced stage and blocks the …
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