How is metastatic cholangiocarcinoma characterized?

Updated: Apr 13, 2018
  • Author: Mahesh Kumar Neelala Anand, MBBS, DNB, FRCR; Chief Editor: John Karani, MBBS, FRCR  more...
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The following are characteristic of metastatic diseases:

  • Lymph node metastases beyond the hepatoduodenal ligament (N2 lymph nodes) (peripancreatic, periduodenal, periportal, celiac, or superior mesenteric lymph nodes)

  • Distant metastasis (eg, lung, liver, peritoneal)


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