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Are there prognostic factors that are important for resected intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma?
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Several
Prognosis would depend on a number of factors, including whether the cholangiocarcinoma is associated with primary sclerosing cholangitis, the location of the cancer, the, stage of the cancer at diagnosis (e.
g. If it has invaded the blood vessels or has been found in the lymph nodes or has spread elsewhere), and whether or not it was possible to remove the entire tumor.

In brief: Several
Prognosis would depend on a number of factors, including whether the cholangiocarcinoma is associated with primary sclerosing cholangitis, the location of the cancer, the, stage of the cancer at diagnosis (e.
g. If it has invaded the blood vessels or has been found in the lymph nodes or has spread elsewhere), and whether or not it was possible to remove the entire tumor.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Myron Schwartz
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Yes
The surgical margin- whether cancer is seen by the pathologist at the edge of the tissue that was removed- is most important.
Whether lymph nodes contain cancer, the tumor grade ( how different from normal bile duct cells the tumor cells appear), and perineural invasion (tumor seen spreading along nerves in the wall of the bile duct) are also recognized risk factors.

In brief: Yes
The surgical margin- whether cancer is seen by the pathologist at the edge of the tissue that was removed- is most important.
Whether lymph nodes contain cancer, the tumor grade ( how different from normal bile duct cells the tumor cells appear), and perineural invasion (tumor seen spreading along nerves in the wall of the bile duct) are also recognized risk factors.
Dr. Myron Schwartz
Dr. Myron Schwartz
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Cholangiocarcinoma
Clear margin , negative lymph nodes in the sample.

In brief: Cholangiocarcinoma
Clear margin , negative lymph nodes in the sample.
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
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