Apr 01, 2013 - 10:06 pm
My Father (age 70) was diagnosed with Hiler cholangiocarcinoma. I just started doing some research on this. He is currently in South INDIA. He showed symptoms of jaundice initially. Doctors cut the damaged bile duct piece and placed a metal stent. Hopefully jaundice will go away in few days. Doctor is not hopeful of any remedy yet. Once the patient is cured of jauncide, we should think of opting for chemo or any thing else.
I do not know where and at which part he had the tumors (liver, bile duct itself, ...etc). Another concern doctor says, his age is a conern. My Brother is with my Dad right now. I just don't know what to do. I am blank and trying to do more research if I can get a better direction. Any advise would be of very great help.
Below is what diagnostic report says:
Brief clinical details provided: ? Hilar cholangiocarcinoma.
Nature of specimen: ERCP Brushing taken.
Received 2 unstained slides
Smears show sheets, cohesive three dimentional clusters and discretely scattered epithelial cells that show moderate anisonucleosis, enlarged vesicular to hyperchromatic nuclei and scanty cytoplasm in a background of RBC'S
IMPRESSION: POSITIVE FOR MALIGNANT CELLS-ADENOCARCINOMATOUS ORIGIN.
I can't decipher most of it.
Thanks and Regards,