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Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of cholangiocarcinoma: an update
  1. Shahid A Khan1,
  2. Brian R Davidson2,
  3. Robert D Goldin3,
  4. Nigel Heaton4,
  5. John Karani4,
  6. Stephen P Pereira5,
  7. William M C Rosenberg5,
  8. Paul Tait6,
  9. Simon D Taylor-Robinson1,
  10. Andrew V Thillainayagam1,
  11. Howard C Thomas1,
  12. Harpreet Wasan7
  1. 1Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology Section, Imperial College London, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Division of Medicine, University College London, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Medicine and Department of Histopathology, Imperial College London, London, UK
  4. 4Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, King's College Hospital, London, UK
  5. 5UCL Institute of Liver and Digestive Health, Division of Medicine, University College London, London, UK
  6. 6Department of Radiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
  7. 7Department of Oncology, Imperial College London Hammersmith Hospital Campus, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shahid A Khan, Division of Medicine, Imperial College London, Liver Unit, 10th Floor, QEQM Wing, St Mary's Hospital Campus, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK and Department of Gastroenterology, 3rd Floor, Hammersmith House, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS, UK; shahid.khan{at}


The British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines on the management of cholangiocarcinoma were originally published in 2002. This is the first update since then and is based on a comprehensive review of the recent literature, including data from randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, cohort, prospective and retrospective studies.

  • Cholangiocarcinoma guidelines
  • cholangiocarcinoma
  • hepatocellular carcinoma
  • endoscopic retrograde pancreatography
  • pancreatic cancer
  • gall bladder cancer
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • liver imaging
  • brain imaging
  • MRI
  • nuclear magnetic resonance

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