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Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic

Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic: Introduction

Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic: A rare cancer that develops in the part of the common bile duct that is outside the liver. The common bile duct channels bile from the gall bladder (which stores bile) and the liver (which makes bile) to the small intestine to assist digestion. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic is available below.

Symptoms of Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic

Treatments for Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic

  • Surgery
    • Complete resection
    • Surgical, endoscopic or percutaneous management of obstructive jaundice for inoperable tumors
  • Chemotherapy - may have a limited role
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic?

Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic: Complications

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Causes of Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic

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Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder more »

Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. The reasons more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable more »

Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic

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Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic

Prognosis for Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic: Usually the cancer isn't detected until later sages when it is untreatable. Early detection improves prognosis.

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Definitions of Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic:

Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic, or a subtype of Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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More information about Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic

  1. Bile duct cancer, extrahepatic: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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