Author(s): Jayaraman S, Jarnagin WR
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Abstract Resection is a means of improving survival in patients with gallbladder cancer. A more aggressive surgical approach, including resection of the gallbladder, liver, and regional lymph nodes, is advisable for patients with T1b to T4 tumors. Aggressive resection is necessary because a patient's gallbladder cancer stage determines the outcome, not the surgery itself. Therefore, major resections should be offered to appropriately selected patients. Patients with advanced tumors or metastatic disease are not candidates for radical resection and thus should be directed to more suitable palliation. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Gastroenterol Clin North Am
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System