Carcinoid tumor of the hepatic duct presenting as a Klatskin tumor in an adolescent and review of world literature

Academic Article


  • This is a case presentation of a 14-year-old boy with the radiological diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma occluding the hepatic duct bifurcation. His only symptom at presentation was jaundice and further workup confirmed a mass at the porta hepatis. Surgical treatment resulted in a resection of the bifurcation tumor with a final pathological diagnosis of a carcinoid tumor of the hepatic duct bifurcation. To our knowledge, this is only the second case presented of a resected carcinoid tumor in adolescence. In this communique we present the above case and review of the world literature of biliary neuroendocrine tumors.
  • Author List

  • Chan C; Medina-Franco H; Bell W; Lazenby A; Vickers SM
  • Start Page

  • 519
  • End Page

  • 521
  • Volume

  • 47
  • Issue

  • 32