Investigators publish new data in the report 'Liver resections for hilarcholangiocarcinoma.' According to a study from Rome, Italy, "Hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC) is a rare tumor which has to be distinguished by intrahepatic cholagiocarcinoma invading hepatic hilum because the former has better prognosis then the latter. Patients with HC are difficult to manage because many challenging issues remain in the treatment of this tumor regarding correct diagnosis and therapeutic strategy."
"HC is resectable in about 30% of cases, but operative risk is highly influenced by septic complications of preoperative biliary drainage and by the need of major liver resection...
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