Extrahepatic bile duct cancer in stage III. Definition

Medical Definition: Extrahepatic bile duct cancer in stage III

Cancer that has spread to: (1) to the portal vein (major blood vessel that carries blood from the abdominal organs to the liver) or to both branches of the portal vein, or (2) hepatic artery (major blood vessel that carries blood from the liver to the heart), or (3) other nearby organs or tissues, such as the wall of the colon, stomach, small intestine or abdominal wall. Cancer may also have spread to nearby lymph nodes.

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