Combined Treatment of Nonresectable Cholangiocarcinoma Complicated by Obstructive Jaundice.

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Summary of "Combined Treatment of Nonresectable Cholangiocarcinoma Complicated by Obstructive Jaundice."

The five-year survival rate for successful surgical treatment of cholangiocellular cancer is only 20-40%, and in the case of an unresectable tumor, the life expectancy does not exceed 6 months. These terms decrease with the presence of jaundice due to the spread of the tumor process along the bile ducts, leading to their obstruction. The outcomes of patients with nonresectable bile duct carcinoma complicated by obstructive jaundice have been shown.


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Name: Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy
ISSN: 1873-1597


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JAUNDICE, the condition with yellowish staining of the skin and mucous membranes, that is due to impaired BILE flow in the BILIARY TRACT, such as INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS, or EXTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS.

Complication of CHOLELITHIASIS characterized by OBSTRUCTIVE JAUNDICE; abdominal pain, and fever.

A clinical manifestation of HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA, characterized by the yellowish staining of the SKIN; MUCOUS MEMBRANE; and SCLERA. Clinical jaundice usually is a sign of LIVER dysfunction.

Combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery. It is commonly used in the therapy of cancer.

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