CT-based Radiomics for Biliary Tract Cancer: A Possible Solution for Predicting Lymph Node Metastases.
Radiology. 2019 Jan;290(1):99-100. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018182158. Epub 2018 Oct 16.
Laghi A1, Voena C1.
Biliary tract cancers, composed of cholangiocarcinoma (intrahepatic, proximal, and distal) and gallbladder cancer, are uncommon tumors that account for 3% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. Current treatments include surgical resection and, for early stage hilar cholangiocarcinoma, liver transplant. Unfortunately, despite radical surgery, prognosis is still poor with high rate of local recurrence and low rate of overall 5-year survival (1).