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Carcinoid Tumor of the Common Bile Duct Misdiagnosed as Cholangiocarcinoma

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Author(s): Ali Eishi Oskuie | Nasim Valizadeh

Journal: Middle East Journal of Cancer
ISSN 2008-6709

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3 ;
Start page: 139;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Cholangiocarcinoma | Carcinoid tumor | Common bile duct

ABSTRACT
Carcinoid tumors of the bile duct are rare. Despite cholangiocarcinoma, they grow more slowly and generally occur in younger patients and females. These tumors have a better prognosis and more disease-free survival. We present the case of a 25-year-old male with common bile duct (CBD) carcinoid tumor misdiagnosed ascholangiocarcinoma.
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