Carcinoid Klatskin tumour: A Rare Cause of Obstructive Jaundice

Suhail Khuroo, Arshad Rashid, Rajandeep Singh Bali, Majid Mushtaque, Farzana Khuroo


Carcinoid tumours of the extrahepatic biliary ducts represent an extremely rare cause of bile duct obstruction. We report a case of obstructive jaundice secondary to carcinoid tumour arising at the hilar confluence. Resection of the primary tumour was done and the patient is doing well on follow-up. This case demonstrated that surgery offers the only potential cure for biliary carcinoid and aggressive surgical therapy should be the preferred treatment in cases of potentially resectable biliary tumours.

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