Minimally invasive papillary carcinoma of the extrahepatic bile ducts

Samia Fatima, Zubair Ahmad, Asim Queshi, Khurram Minhas, Inam Pal

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Invasive papillary carcinomas of the Extrahepatic Bile Ducts (EBD) are uncommon (4-5%). The course is less aggressive than conventional adenocarcinomas of the extrahepatic bile ducts. Non-invasive and minimally invasive papillary carcinomas are even rarer, behave as in-situ carcinomas and are associated with excellent long-term prognosis. A variety of lesions of the EBD that show papillary architecture should be distinguished from papillary carcinoma. Here, we report a case of papillary carcinoma of the common bile duct showing minimal invasion. Separation of invasive from non-invasive or minimally invasive papillary carcinoma is critical in estimating the patient outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-651
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


  • Extrahepatic bile duct
  • Minimally invasive
  • Papillary carcinoma


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