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Volume 100, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a cancer with high mortality owing to its aggressiveness and resistance to therapy. The liver flukes of the Opisthorchiidae family have been recognized as risk factors of CCA. infection occurs in Western Siberia, the biggest endemic area in the Russian Federation, and is associated with chronic inflammation of the bile ducts, which may be linked to severe hepatobiliary morbidity. We report two cases of confirmed CCA who had a chronic infection. Both cases presented unspecific symptoms at the onset of the disease, a stage when severe pathological changes already had occurred. Both patients were living in endemic areas but did not receive any antihelminthic treatment. This report underlines the need for assessment of infection as a causative factor of CCA. The results will provide further arguments for control of in the Russian Federation.

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  • Received : 09 Aug 2018
  • Accepted : 05 Nov 2018
  • Published online : 26 Dec 2018
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