Liver, Gallbladder, and Extrahepatic Bile Ducts
Published Online: 15 OCT 2007
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
The Cancer Handbook
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Kanel, G. C. 2007. Liver, Gallbladder, and Extrahepatic Bile Ducts. The Cancer Handbook. .
- Published Online: 15 OCT 2007
Both benign and malignant hepatic neoplasms and tumourlike lesions provide interesting clues in tumour pathogenesis. This chapter discusses these tumours, with special emphasis on the two most common primary neoplasms, hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. The epidemiology, the various aetiologic factors, pathophysiologic concepts, and pathology are presented with brief mention on clinical presentations and treatment options and outcomes. Additionally, a brief discussion of tumours of the gallbladder and extrahepatic biliary system is also included.
- hepatocellular carcinoma;
- gallbladder carcinoma;
- extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma;
- viral hepatitis;