Gallbladder carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Elderly female with weight loss and vague abdominal pain. Surgery following CT.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

Gallbladder carcinoma is uncommon, with a poor prognosis. Five year survival is less than 5%.

It may present insidiously with weight loss or a palpable mass or with jaundice.


Case Discussion

Large distended gallbladder, which is entirely occupied by a solid internal mass, with internal hemorrhage.

Histopathology confirmed the radiological suspicion of a gallbladder carcinoma

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Case information

rID: 28787
Published: 12th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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