alexa Primary carcinoma of the gall bladder: a review of our experience.
Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System

Author(s): Cunningham CC, Zibari GB, Johnston LW

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Carcinoma of the gallbladder is a rare, but deadly, cancer of the gastrointestinal tract. A retrospective review of 29 medical records of patients with primary carcinoma of the gallbladder was performed. Twenty-eight patients (96\%) were age 50 or greater at diagnosis. The most common presenting symptom was abdominal pain (82.7\%), followed by nausea and vomiting (44.8\%). An ultrasound of the gallbladder was the most common pre-operative study (72.4\%). Seventy-one percent of ultrasounds revealed only cholelithiasis. Symptomatic cholelithiasis was the most common pre-operative diagnosis (48.2\%). Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 9 (31\%) patients. All patients with carcinoma in situ, stage I, and stage II disease were living at last follow up. Average survival after diagnosis for stage III disease was 5.7 months, and for stage IV disease was 3.1 months. Our results and that of others lead us to believe that in any patient with a pre-operative or intra-operative suspicion of gallbladder cancer an open procedure is indicated. Furthermore, we believe that laparoscopic cholecystectomy may be inadequate and contraindicated in all but carcinoma in situ and stage I disease.
This article was published in J La State Med Soc and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords