Neoadjuvant Therapy and Liver Transplantation for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: Is Pretreatment Pathological Confirmation of Diagnosis Necessary

Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 06/08/2012

Rates of residual cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) in liver explants and recurrences after transplantation are comparable for patients with and without pretreatment pathological confirmation of CCA and attest to the accuracy of clinical diagnostic criteria. Pretreatment pathological confirmation of CCA is desirable but should not be a requirement for treatment.

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