Gallbladder cancer is a relatively uncommon malignancy. Its presentation is similar to that of gallstone disease and sometimes with non-specific symptoms. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the method of choice for removing the gallbladder in most benign conditions. Occasionally, unsuspected gallbladder carcinoma is encountered in association with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Overall gallbladder cancers have a poor prognosis, despite surgery or adjuvant therapies. However, in selected cases, a favourable outcome can be expected and the less favourable predicted outcome can be improved. Management of patients with gallbladder cancer in different situations is discussed: gallbladder cancer noted post-operatively on final pathology, gallbladder cancer noted after removal of the gallbladder and opening of the specimen at the time of surgery, difficulty encountered at the time of dissection and resultant suspicion of gallbladder cancer, and diagnosis of extensive disease at initial placement of the laparoscope. (C) 2001 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.

Romano, F., Franciosi, C., Caprotti, R., De Fina, S., Porta, G., Visintini, G., et al. (2001). Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and unsuspected gallbladder cancer. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 27(3), 225-228.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and unsuspected gallbladder cancer

ROMANO, FABRIZIO;UGGERI, FRANCO
2001-04

Abstract

Gallbladder cancer is a relatively uncommon malignancy. Its presentation is similar to that of gallstone disease and sometimes with non-specific symptoms. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the method of choice for removing the gallbladder in most benign conditions. Occasionally, unsuspected gallbladder carcinoma is encountered in association with laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Overall gallbladder cancers have a poor prognosis, despite surgery or adjuvant therapies. However, in selected cases, a favourable outcome can be expected and the less favourable predicted outcome can be improved. Management of patients with gallbladder cancer in different situations is discussed: gallbladder cancer noted post-operatively on final pathology, gallbladder cancer noted after removal of the gallbladder and opening of the specimen at the time of surgery, difficulty encountered at the time of dissection and resultant suspicion of gallbladder cancer, and diagnosis of extensive disease at initial placement of the laparoscope. (C) 2001 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.
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gallbladder neoplasms; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; neoplasm seeding; reoperation; unsuspected carcinoma
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Romano, F., Franciosi, C., Caprotti, R., De Fina, S., Porta, G., Visintini, G., et al. (2001). Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and unsuspected gallbladder cancer. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 27(3), 225-228.
Romano, F; Franciosi, C; Caprotti, R; De Fina, S; Porta, G; Visintini, G; Uggeri, F
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