Gall bladder cancer

Gall bladder cancer

Gall bladder cancer is the cancer of biliary system, usually diagnosed at end-stage.

Risk factors

  • Gall bladder with large stone
  • Calcification of gall bladder wall (Porcelain gall bladder)
  • Anonymity of pancreatic-biliary ductal system
  • Adenomyomatosis
  • Family history of gall bladder cancer


  • Persistent upper abdominal pain
  • Jaundice
  • Itching
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite


  • Ultrasonography reveals irregular thickening of gall bladder wall, and may present mass lesion.
  • CECT abdomen reveals suspected gall bladder cancer in patients, and extent of resectibility


  • Surgery is the most important treatment modality, however <20 % of cases are resectable
  • Unresectable patients can be diagnosed by FNA and microscopy. Chemotherapy can be initiated, although it is less effective.
  • ERCP and stenting indicated for advanced tumors, and for the management of itching and cholangitis.
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