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Cholangiocarcinoma

Summary of Cholangiocarcinoma
Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer of epithelial cells originating in the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts. The most common physical indications of cholangiocarcinoma are abnormal liver function tests, jaundice, abdominal pain, generalized itching, weight loss, fever, and changes in stool or urine color.

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Gastrointestinal system

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Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
Gastrointestinal system pathology review

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A 75-year-old man comes to the emergency room because of jaundice, light-colored stools, and unintentional weight loss. He denies abdominal pain or irregularity of bowel function, but has felt a bulging lump in his right upper quadrant (RUQ). A RUQ ultrasound does not show any abnormalities but a non-contrast abdominal CT shows dilated biliary ducts throughout the liver parenchyma. The hepatic ducts, gallbladder, cystic duct, and common biliary duct all appear normal. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis? 

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