Cholangiocarcinoma is a somewhat rare liver cancer
that develops from the cells of the biliary vesicle
(gallbladder). This type of carcinoma can obstruct the canals of the vesicle and cause a blockage of bile
in the biliary passages. Its symptoms include jaundice
), itching, stomach pains, stool discoloration and a darkening of the urine. Cancerous symptoms gradually appear, leading to asthenia
(extreme fatigue), a loss of appetite
(anorexia), and weight loss. Cholangiocarcinoma is essentially treated surgically.
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Latest update on November 19, 2013 at 11:08 AM by Jeff.