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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


Klatskin tumor  listen  (KLAT-skin TOO-mer)

  Cancer that develops in cells that line the bile ducts in the liver, where the right and left ducts meet. It is a type of cholangiocarcinoma.

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Klatskin tumor; drawing shows cancer in the common hepatic duct, the area where the right and left hepatic duct meet. Also shown are the liver and gallbladder.