Klatskin Tumour (klatskin + tumour)

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Moon-Tong Cheung
Background: Autoimmune sclerosing pancreatitis is a well-known disease entity for years, particularly recognizing the difficulty in distinguishing it from malignancy. Immunohistochemical study showed that immunoglobulin IgG4 staining was positive in plasma cells of some autoimmune pancreatitis or cholangitis. The term ,autoimmune sclerosing pancreatocholangitis' was used as it was believed that they belonged to a range of disease involving both pancreas and biliary tree. It may also be part of a systemic fibro-inflammatory disease. Patients and Methods: All the patients suffering from immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related pancreatitis and cholangitis from May 2003 to September 2006 in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong were retrospectively studied. Results: A total of five patients with clinical diagnosis of IgG4-related autoimmune pancreatitis or cholangitis were analysed. All presented with jaundice or abdominal pain, mimicking carcinoma. Two patients had major resection, two patients were diagnosed by intraoperative biopsy and one was based on serum IgG4 level. Conclusion: With the growing awareness of this relatively recently characterized clinical entity and its similar presentation to pancreatic carcinoma or bile duct cholangiocarcinoma, it is important for autoimmune sclerosing pancreatocholangitis to be included in the differential diagnosis of pancreaticobiliary disease. The management strategy has shown to be modified , from major resection to intraoperative biopsy and to the assay of serum IgG4 level without the necessity of histology confirmation. [source]

A salvage treatment for solid liver metastasis after radical resection of Klatskin tumour

HPB, Issue 4 2003
Yuji Nakagawa
Background Long-term survival has not been described following surgical resection for liver metastasis after radical resection of an advanced hilar bile duct carcinoma (Klatskin tumour). One such patient who developed liver metastasis after radical treatment for stage IVA (pTNM) hilar cholangiocarcinoma has survived 5.5 years after resection of the liver metastasis followed by chemotherapy. Case report A 50-year-old man developed a solid liver metastasis in segment VIII 17 months after radical resection of a stage IVA (pT3 pN1 M0) Klatskin tumour followed by postoperative radiotherapy (54 Gy) and systemic chemotherapy (oral UFT 450 mg/day plus intravenous cisplatin 20 mg on 5 consecutive days each month). The patient is alive at 7 years after the primary resection followed by resection of the liver metastasis plus further systemic chemotherapy comprising oral UFT combined with intravenous adriamycin (ADM) and mitomycin C (MMC). Conclusion Aggressive salvage resection surgery can be an effective component of a multidisciplinary treatment regimen, even for a postoperative liver metastasis that developed after radical resection of an advanced Klatskin tumour, provided that the metastasis is solid and has not failed local-regional control. [source]