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Medicas UIS

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PEREZ-MACIAS, Jorge Pablo et al. Gallbladder adenocarcinoma: an early-stage case. Medicas UIS [online]. 2023, vol.36, n.1, pp.103-110.  Epub Apr 05, 2023. ISSN 0121-0319.

Gallbladder cancer is a rare disease, accounting a global incidence of 2 cases per 100 000 individuals with an unfavorable prognosis. The rise in cholecystectomies for benign causes has increased an incidental detection of vesicular neoplasms in the surgical specimens, being the main diagnostic method, therefore it generated delay in the management, requiring extensive re-interventions. It is important to improve early preoperative diagnosis, with the aim of offering a potentially curative surgical treatment. We present a case of a 72-year-old male with intermittent abdominal pain and weight loss of one year of evolution, who was diagnosed with early stage gallbladder cancer and underwent an extended laparoscopic cholecystectomy with lymphadenectomy and partial hepatectomy with a 6 months evolution without complications and under a periodic surveillance protocol.

Keywords : Gallbladder; Gallbladder Cancer; Adenocarcinoma; Radical Cholecystectomy; Surgical Oncology; Laparoscopy.

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