Cholangiocarcinoma facts for kids
Cholangiocarcinoma or bile duct cancer is a form of cancer that is formed by mutated epithelial cells (or cells showing characteristics of epithelial differentiation) that begins in the bile ducts which drain bile from the liver into the small intestine. Other biliary tract cancers include pancreatic cancer and gallbladder cancer.
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Micrograph of an intrahepatic, i.e. in the liver, cholangiocarcinoma (right of image); benign hepatocytes are seen (left of image). Histologically, this is a cholangiocarcinoma as (1) atypical bile duct-like cells (left of image) extend from the tumor in an interlobular septum (the normal anatomical location of bile ducts), and (2) the tumor has the abundant desmoplastic stroma often seen in cholangiocarcinomas. A portal triad (upper-left of image) has a histologically normal bile duct. H&E stain.
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