Background and objective: Cholangiocarcinoma is a major public health problem in the Northeast of Thailand. The study of the characteristics of patients diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma and patients lives after being diagnosed has affected the opportunity of treated patients to live longer than the patients without treatment.
Methods: Data collected from a retrospective study of medical records (Longitudinal analytic study) of patients diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma of Detudom Royal Crown Prince Hospital during the period of August 1, 2012 - December 31, 2015
Results: The study found that the characteristics of patients who had been diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma are most males which are 67.98% and diagnosed by CT scan of 80.79% The most common type was Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (IHC) of 67.07% while Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma (EHC) was 18.90% only. The patients who were treated have more opportunity to survive longer than patients without treatment at 1.15 times.
Conclusion: Patients who received the treatment have more opportunity to survive longer than patients without treatment at 1.15 times at the assurance period. 95% is equal to 0.14 - 9.84 and has a chance to survive more than patients without treatments of 1.33%.