Prognostic relevance of preoperative bilirubin-adjusted serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 in a multicenter subset analysis of 179 patients with distal cholangiocarcinoma.


Dept. for Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital, Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Electronic address: [Email]


Distal cholangiocarcinoma (DCC) is a rare malignancy and validated prognostic markers remain scarce. We aimed to evaluate the role of serum CA19-9 as a potential biomarker in DCC.