Incidental gallbladder cancer post laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Asma Sultana, Robert Padbury, John Chen

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Gall bladder cancer is often advanced at presentation, with poor prognosis. Only 25% are resectable when first diagnosed. The widespread adoption of laparoscopic cholecystectomy has led to gall bladder cancers either picked up incidentally intraoperatively or on histology of the resected specimen. These are referred to as incidental gall bladder cancer (IGBC), and on occasions are associated with dilemmas of whether further resection is warranted, and if yes, when and how. This chapter outlines the management of IGBC, specifically to assist the general surgeon in making an evidence based decision on further management
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Management of Gallstone Disease
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical and Evidence-Based Approach
EditorsMichael R. Cox, Guy D. Eslick, Robert Padbury
Place of PublicationSwtizerland
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319638843
ISBN (Print)9783319638829
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • IGBC
  • biliary tract
  • gastrointestinal cancer


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