Primary extrahepatic bile duct neuroendocrine tumor with obstructive jaundice masquerading as a Klatskin tumor.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the extrahepatic bile duct are extremely rare and reported infrequently in the literature. These tumors are difficult to diagnose preoperatively, and the prognosis is variable, often determined by extent of disease, tumor grade and resectability. This case report presents a 45-year-old male with history of biliary obstruction relieved by endobiliary stents with common hepatic duct stricture just above the cystic duct, thought to be a Klatskin's cholangiocarcinoma. Final pathological examination was consistent with primary extrahepatic NET.
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    Author List

  • Hoepfner L; White JA
  • Start Page

  • rjx104
  • Volume

  • 2017
  • Issue

  • 6