Updated: 11/1/2017

Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma

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Introduction
  • Adenocarcinoma is most common primary tumor
    • very rare occurring mainly in elderly women
  • Epidemiology
    • gallstones are a risk factor
    • gallbladder with dystrophic calcifications (porcelain gallbladder) 
  • Commonly invades liver and porta hepatis
Presentation
  • Symptoms
    • biliary colic
Treatment
  • Palliative
Prognosis, Prevention, and Complications
  • Almost all patient die within one year.

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