Cholangiocarcinoma (staging)

Cholangiocarcinoma staging is most commonly classified using the TNM staging systems of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)/Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), which starting January 1, 2018 is according to its 8th edition. There are separate systems depending on whether the cholangiocarcinoma arises primarily from intrahepatic, perihilar/hilar (Klatskin), or extrahepatic (distal) bile ducts 1. These are detailed separately:

See also

The staging system should be distinguished from anatomic classifications of cholangiocarcinoma:

  • Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan classification of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma macroscopic types: mass-forming, periductal-infiltrating, and intraductal growth 2
  • Bismuth-Corlette classification of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma

Article information

rID: 34374
Section: Staging
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • CCA staging

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