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Biliary Tract Malignancy

Clinical Overview and Novel Detection Method



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For information on specimen collection and processing, see Biliary Tract Malignancy by FISH Testing.

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Pancreatobiliary Strictures (PBS)

Slide 5

September 2011

The distinction between malignant and benign strictures is exceedingly difficult. This is because the tumors are often not seen by cross-sectional imaging studies due to their longitudinal growth along the bile duct rather than radial growth away from the biliary tract. Inflammatory strictures in PSC mimic those of malignant strictures. Obtaining biopsies is difficult due to the location of these strictures and the fact that the tumors are exceedingly desmoplastic.

Pancreatobiliary Strictures (PBS)

 


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