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Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Updated: 03/13/2014

Table 2. Regional Lymph Nodes (N)a

aReprinted with permission from AJCC: Perihilar bile ducts. In: Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, et al., eds.: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2010, pp 219-25.
NXRegional lymph nodes cannot be assessed.
N0No regional lymph node metastasis.
N1Regional lymph node metastases (including nodes along the cystic duct, common bile duct, hepatic artery, and portal vein).
N2Metastases to periaortic, pericaval, superior mesenteric artery, and/or celiac artery lymph nodes.