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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2012;9(2):82-83.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2012.9.2.82    Published online December 18, 2012.
The Mystery of Jejudo in Cholangiocarcinoma and chronic Clonorchis sinensis Infection
Jong-Myon Bae
Department of Preventive Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jejudo, Korea
Correspondence:  Jong-Myon Bae, Email: jmbae@jejunu.ac.kr
Received: 29 October 2012   • Revised: 5 November 2012   • Accepted: 12 November 2012
Abstract
In spite of the negligible prevalence of Clonorchis sinensis infection in Jejudo, the incidence rates in intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas(CCA) in women who resided in Jejudo showed the first order in Korea. This fact would bring a chance to evaluate some risk factors of CCA because approximately 10% of CCA in Korea were allegedly caused by chronic Clonorchis sinensis infections.
Key Words: Biliary Tract Neoplasms; lncidence; Cholangiocarcinoma; Gallbladder Neoplasms
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