Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
About Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
is a rare disease in which (cancer) form in the .
A network of tubes, called , connects the , , and . This network begins in the liver where many small ducts collect (a fluid made by the liver to break down during ). The small ducts come together to form the right and left ducts, which lead out of the liver. The two ducts join outside the liver and form the . The connects the gallbladder to the common hepatic duct. Bile from the liver passes through the hepatic ducts, common hepatic duct, and cystic duct and is stored in the gallbladder.
When food is being digested, stored in the is released and passes through the to the and into the .
is also called cholangiocarcinoma…