Biliary Tract Cholangiocarcinoma

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Credits

1.25

Post Assesment Questions

10

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

28 Jul 2022

Last Reviewed

28 Jul 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Activity Description

The diagnosis and management of cholangiocarcinoma are challenging and complex. To achieve good results and provide appropriate patient care, the treatment options, contraindications, goals, and possible outcomes must be well defined. This article outlines the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of cholangiocarcinomas, and reviews the types and subtypes of the cholangiocarcinoma. Furthermore, it describes various surgical, interventional, and radiation therapy options available. It also highlights the importance of the interprofessional team in managing patients suffering from cholangiocarcinoma.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review pathology of cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Describe anatomical and morphological classifications of cholangiocarcinoma and surgical Bismuth-Corlette classification of perihilar cholangiocarcinomas.
  • Outline typical imaging features of intrahepatic, perihilar, and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Explain the role of interprofessional care of cholangiocarcinoma patients which includes surgery, medical oncology, interventional radiology, and radiation oncology teams.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Biliary Tract Cholangiocarcinoma

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  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
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  • Name: 'cb cholangio hilar.JPG' Attribution: Contributed by Melinda Smith, MD, West Virginia University
  • Name: 'LB cholangio2.JPG' Attribution: Melinda Smith, MD, West Virginia University

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