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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 485
Renal failure in advanced cholangiocarcinoma: Magnitude

1 TWS Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China; Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Date of Web Publication10-Apr-2018

How to cite this article:
Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Renal failure in advanced cholangiocarcinoma: Magnitude. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2018;29:485

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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Renal failure in advanced cholangiocarcinoma: Magnitude. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jun 6];29:485. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2018/29/2/485/229275
To the Editor,

The renal failure due to obstructive jaundice is possible[1],[2] but little mentioned in the literature. Here, the authors would like to draw attention to an important medical disorder, cholangiocarcinoma, which is a deadly cancer presenting with severe obstructive jaundice. The cholangiocarcinoma is highly prevalent in Indochina and related to the chronic opisth- orchiasis infection.[3] Here, the authors highlighted the magnitude of the renal failure among the patients with cholangiocarcinoma in Thailand, a tropical country in Thailand. The authors also summarized the publications on renal failure and cholangiocarcinoma in international databases, PubMed, and SCOPUS as well as Thai local database, Thai Index Medicus. According to the literature search, there are two reports[4],[5] mentioned for the incidence of renal failure among the patients with cholangiocarcinoma in Thailand. Focusing on the two reports, 66 of overall 192 cases of cholangiocarcinoma presented the problem of renal failure (34.38%). It can be seen that about one-third of all patients have renal failure. Of interest, although there are many reports focusing on the management of cholangiocarcinoma, very few data are regarding to the management of the common concurrent renal failure problem among the patients. We suggest that one should be aware of the possible association of renal failure in these cases.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pathum Sookaromdee
TWS Medical Center, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.229275

PMID: 29657230

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