A cholangioma is a rare type of tumour that originates from the bile duct.
It is not necessarily cancerous. Anyone receiving this diagnosis may wish to ask medical staff for more information about his or her particular case.
Compare the term cholangioma with the (similar) term cholangiocarcinoma, which is also a tumour of the bile ducts - but which refers specifically to a malignant tumour.
Terminology re. tumours:
- "malignant" => cancerous,
- "benign" => non-cancerous.
More about the Digestive System:
This section includes pages about:
- Introduction to the Digestive System
- Terminology about Digestion
- Passage through the alimentary tract
- Component Parts of the Digestive System, incl. Teeth, Stomach, Liver, Small Intestine, Large Intestine
- Chemical Processes in the Digestive System (introductory level)
- Diseases and Disorders of the Digestive System
For further information see also our pages of books about gastroenterology.
- The digestive system (introduction)
- Digestive System Terminology
- Main Stages of the Digestive Process
- Transit through the Alimentary Canal
- Absorption Sites
- Structures of the mouth
- Teeth - as part of the digestive system
- Small Intestine
- Large Intestine
- Digestive System Diseases & Disorders