The controversies of lymph node dissection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is the second most common primary liver cancer. Resection remains the only hope of cure in patients with ICC. Lymph node metastasis is an important prognostic risk factor for patients with ICC. The role of routine lymphadenectomy during hepatic resection for ICC still represents an issue of debate. This article discusses the controversies about lymphadenectomy for ICC.