Bile Duct Cancer Directory
Bile duct cancer, or cholangiocarcinoma, is cancer that starts in one of the tubes (ducts) that moves bile from the gallbladder and liver to the small intestine. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how bile duct cancer develops, risk factors, how to treat it, and much more.
Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-General Information About Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
Extrahepatic bile duct cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the part of bile duct that is outside the liver. A network of bile ducts (tubes) connects the liver and the gallbladder to the small intestine. This network begins in the liver where many small ducts collect bile,a fluid made by the liver to break down fats during digestion. The small ducts come together .
Digestive Diseases and Endoscopy
An endoscopy is a powerful diagnostic tool for digestive diseases -- and in some cases, it can be used to treat certain conditions. WebMD tells you more.
Diagnosing Digestive Diseases with ERCP
WebMD looks at how ERCP (endoscopic retrograde of cholangiopancreatography) can be used to diagnose and treat problems of the digestive system.
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) is a procedure that combines the use of a flexible, lighted scope (endoscope) with X-ray pictures to examine the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.