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Paliativní postupy u pacientů s tumory postihujícími žlučové cesty

Title in English Paliative procedures in patients with biliary tract tumors


Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Slovenská rádiológia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Other medical specializations
Keywords biliary malignant paliative procedures radiofrequency
Description Hilar cholangiocarcinoma remains a complex medical problem. Chemotherapy or combinations of chemo-radiation therapy can prolong survival, but their results are still far from satisfactory. Survival times can be influenced by optimal drainage, brachytherapy, photodynamic therapy or other ablation treatments. In view of its morphological diversity, relatively low incidence, and high patient age, it is very difficult to create a sufficiently homogenous set of patients to demonstrate the effectiveness of the individual therapeutic methods or combinations. It seems that in highly selected patient groups very good prognoses can be achieved, while in a part of the patients all therapeutic methods either fail or cannot be fully used due to the patients’ status or to the unavailability of the necessary technology.
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