Squamous cell carcinoma of the liver, bile ducts and gallbladder is extremely rare. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the common bile duct manifesting atypically without jaundice, despite its large size and proximal bile duct dilation. A review of the literature concerning all other squamous carcinoma of the biliary tract is presented including 3 other bile duct cancers, 17 intrahepatic and 30 gallbladder cancers. Compared to the more common adenocarcinoma these rare biliary cancers seem to present particular clinical features and prognostic differences which may be important for planning treatment. PMID: 15152526

Squamous cell carcinoma of the liver, bile ducts and gallbladder is extremely rare. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the common bile duct manifesting atypically without jaundice, despite its large size and proximal bile duct dilation. A review of the literature concerning all other squamous carcinoma of the biliary tract is presented including 3 other bile duct cancers, 17 intrahepatic and 30 gallbladder cancers. Compared to the more common adenocarcinoma these rare biliary cancers seem to present particular clinical features and prognostic differences which may be important for planning treatment.

Biliary squamous cell carcinoma

LA GRECA, Gaetano;DI CARLO, Isidoro;RUSSELLO, Domenico;
2004-01-01

Abstract

Squamous cell carcinoma of the liver, bile ducts and gallbladder is extremely rare. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the common bile duct manifesting atypically without jaundice, despite its large size and proximal bile duct dilation. A review of the literature concerning all other squamous carcinoma of the biliary tract is presented including 3 other bile duct cancers, 17 intrahepatic and 30 gallbladder cancers. Compared to the more common adenocarcinoma these rare biliary cancers seem to present particular clinical features and prognostic differences which may be important for planning treatment.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the liver, bile ducts and gallbladder is extremely rare. We report a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the common bile duct manifesting atypically without jaundice, despite its large size and proximal bile duct dilation. A review of the literature concerning all other squamous carcinoma of the biliary tract is presented including 3 other bile duct cancers, 17 intrahepatic and 30 gallbladder cancers. Compared to the more common adenocarcinoma these rare biliary cancers seem to present particular clinical features and prognostic differences which may be important for planning treatment. PMID: 15152526
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