DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20222601
Published: 2022-09-28

Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma with bile duct tumour thrombus: a case for complete resection

Harshit Kamal, Malika Singh, Mohammad Riyaz, Rohith Mudadla, Murugesan S. Devakumar, Jeswanth Satyanesan

Abstract


Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), which is ordinarily a very invasive tumor and often takes a rapid and fatal course, sometimes shows macroscopic intra bile duct extension. We present a case of a 45-year-old Indian gentleman who presented with jaundice. Further evaluation with contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) abdomen revealed mass lesion in segment 4 of liver with extension into the bile duct. A formal left hepatectomy with gall bladder and bile duct tumour thrombus extraction with bile duct excision followed by a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy was performed. Intra bile duct growth of ICC may reflect indolent biological behavior and thus warrants an aggressive surgical approach, which appears to give a good prognosis.


Keywords


Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, Bile duct tumor thrombus, Left hepatectomy

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