Gallbladder carcinoma

Case contributed by Chris O'Donnell
Diagnosis probable


Episodic right upper quadrant pain. Incidental ultrasound finding

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

There is a 2 cm focal, heterogeneous mass lesion arising from the gall bladder fundus showing blood flow associated with a large mobile calculus

Case Discussion

Gall bladder cancer is rare, with most tumors being adenocarcinoma. It is more common in women and usually in seventh and eighth decades. It is associated with cholelithiasis and rarely chronic typhoid (salmonella typhi) infection of the biliary tree.

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