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Bile duct cancer diagnosis

Bile duct cancer diagnosis
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The attending gastroenterologist carries out the primary diagnosis. If a bill duct tumor is suspected, the patient is referred for laboratory blood and urine tests. A golden standard for bile duct diagnosis, so-called endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP) is effective in detecting the ducts blocked by the tumor. The doctor inserts an endoscope into the duodenum, puts a thin catheter into the bile duct, and injects a contrast solution. As a result, the contours of the ducts become visible in the images. Next, an ultrasound of the abdomen, CT, and MRI are used to clarify the diagnosis. MRI distinguishes benign from malignant tumors, while CT is better suited for imaging lymph nodes. The oncologist also checks for the expansion of the intrahepatic bile ducts, determines the tumor localization and size, and sees the presence of metastases. Finally, a biopsy of the bile duct tumor will help confirm the diagnosis. The most reliable way is to get a fragment and examine it under a microscope. A biopsy can be performed in different ways: during cholangiography or using a special needle inserted into the tumor under ultrasound or computed tomography control. In many cases, a biopsy for bile duct cancer is not recommended as it's already enough data to confirm the tumor. Based on test results, the oncologist can decide on treatment tactics and the possibility of surgery.

What’s included

Medical service

  • clinical history-taking
  • medical records review
  • physical examination
  • consultation with a gastroenterologist-oncologist
Laboratory tests
  • complete blood count (CBC)
  • biochemical analysis of blood (kidney and liver function tests, electrolytes, lipid panel)
  • inflammation blood tests
  • urinalysis
  • tumor markers
  • ultrasound imaging of the abdomen
  • CT scan of the abdomen
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) (on the indication, price is not included)
  • endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (on the indication, price is not included)
  • histopathological specimen examination (on the indication, price is not included)
  • cost of essential materials
  • nursing service
  • discharge medical records
  • further recommendations


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How long does the offer take?

The offer is designed for 5 days.

Does the offer require you to stay in the clinic overnight?

No, Bile duct cancer diagnosis is an outpatient deal.

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What are the age restrictions?

The offer is eligible for both adults and kids.

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