Table 1

Clinical and pathologic features of patients with gallbladder malignancies

Feature of primary GB carcinoma

N0 (Percentage)


Clinical symptoms

(abdominal pain, jaundice, nausea and vomiting, weight loss)

5/10 (50%)


Mass

8/10 (80%)


Gallstones

9/10 (90%)


Mass associated with gallstones

8/9 (89%)


Pre-op diagnosis benign diseases

5/10 (50%)


Pre-op diagnosis GB cancer

2/10 (20%)


Pre-op diagnosis bile duct tumor

3/10 (30%)


Malignant postoperative diagnosis

Primary: 10/23 (43%)


Metastasis to GB: 6/23 (26%)


Bile duct carcinoma invasive into GB: 6/23 (26%)


Unidentified origin carcinoma: 1/23 (5%)


Giang et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:10   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-10

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