Cholangiocarcinoma is bile pipe cancer.these tumors in the liver can be little or huge. At the point when malignancy creates from the phones of the bile channels both inside and outside of the liver, the condition is called cholangiocarcinoma. This type of growth contains transformed epithelial cells and that develop in the bile channels. These bile pipes channel bile from the liver into the small digestive system. Cholangiocarcinoma can demonstrate life-undermining and serious if both essential tumor and any related metastases are not uprooted.
Tumors of the bile duct grow very slowly and symptoms are not very evident at initial stages. The tumors are quite advanced by the time they are detected. Some of the common causes are:
Abdominal CT scan: Computed tomography scan of the abdomen where pictures of the abdomen
including cross-sectional pictures of the belly are taken.
Biopsy: A biliary tract biopsy removes small quantities of cells and fluids from the bile ducts and examined under a microscope.
Cytology samples: Samples from the bile duct are taken to evaluate for cancerous or precancerous changes.
ERCP: ERCP is an endoscopic procedure to increase the accuracy of the biopsy.
MRCP: This is a non-invasive test conducted with the help of resonance imaging to view the internal organs.
PBD: Percutaneous biliary drainage done as an x-ray of the bile duct.
Liver function test: This is a blood test done to assess the elevation of alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin levels.