Role of photodynamic therapy and intraductal radiofrequency ablation in cholangiocarcinoma

Janaki Patel, Nada Rizk, Michel Kahaleh

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Abstract Cholangiocarcinoma comprises 3% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. Prognosis is poor as the disease is locally advanced at the time of its presentation. Biliary endoprosthesis are widely used for biliary decompression, however, they only provides temporary relief. Photodynamic therapy and Radiofrequency ablation are two innovative approaches performed endoscopically to locally destruct the malignant tissue. This chapter focuses on their application and appropriate use along with their benefits and complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1333
Pages (from-to)309-318
Number of pages10
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology


  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Endoprosthesis
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation


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