An adenocarcinoma, primarily in intrahepatic bile ducts, composed of ducts lined by cuboidal or columnar cells that do not contain bile, with abundant fibrous stroma; cirrhosis is usually absent.

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chol·an·gio·car·ci·no·ma kə-.lan-jē-ə-.kärs-ən-'ō-mə n a usu. slow-growing malignant tumor of the bile duct that arises from biliary epithelium and is typically an adenocarcinoma

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a malignant tumour of the bile ducts. It is particularly likely to occur at the junction of the two main bile ducts within the liver, causing obstructive jaundice.

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cho·lan·gio·car·ci·no·ma (ko-lan″je-o-kahr″sĭ-noґmə) 1. an adenocarcinoma arising from the epithelium of the bile ducts, composed of eosinophilic cuboidal or columnar epithelial cells arranged in tubules or acini with abundant fibrous stroma; mucus may be secreted but not bile. 2. cholangiocellular carcinoma.

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