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HPB surgery, General Surgery, Biliary diseases
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The best way is to extract the CBD stone by performing an ERCP with an associated sphinterotomy. There is not another effective medical treatment and is better the endoscopic approach than the surgical of course
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It is still a matter of debate, but it has been described in literature. Would you opt for an OLT for unresectable non-metastatic cholangiocarcinoma?
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If you mean hilar cholangiocarcinoma the only answer can be YES. The reported 5-year survival rates after LTx for hilar bile duct cancer (even if considered classically unresectable) are much higher than those obtained with R0-resection in resectable disease. For me the real question is which group of the resectable population will be better to treat with transplantation.