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Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor)

Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor)

Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor): Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor) combines computed tomography with high-dose, 360 degree (around the circumference of the body) radiation to treat cancer while reducing damage to adjacent healthy tissue and organs; this technology is accurate within two millimeters of the tumor mass. This procedure is considered an experimental nonsurgical treatment option for Klatskin tumors.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor)

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor):

  • Unresectable hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor or Hilar cholangiocarcinoma)

Other Surgical Options: Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor)

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor) may include these surgeries:

Procedure Complications: Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor)

Possible surgical complications of Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor) may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor)

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor is experimental and the long term prognosis is not known.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor): Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatic duct tumor (Klatskin tumor)) include:

  • Stereotactic external-beam radiation therapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • SBRT

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