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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: March | Volume: 6 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 12-15

Incidental Gall Bladder Carcinoma in Routine Cholecystectomy Cases: Need for Histopathology

Tazeen Jeelani1, Jibran Amin2, Ruby Reshi3, Rabiya Rasheed4

1Lecturer, 2Senior Resident, 3Professor and Head, 4Resident,
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College Srinagar, J&K, India.

Corresponding Author: Tazeen Jeelani


Gall bladder carcinoma accounts to be the 5th most common cancer of digestive tract. The clinical manifestations of gall bladder carcinoma are generally indistinguishable from those associated with cholecystitis or cholelithiasis. Incidental GBC (IGBC) refers to GBC not suspected before or at operation and not even on gross examination of the GB specimen and is only detected for the first time on histo-pathological examination. Study was conducted in the department of pathology Government medical college Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir and was two year retrospective study. The main aim was to study the frequency of incidental carcinoma of gall bladder in patients undergoing routine cholecystectomy. We found the incidence of IGBC to be 0.5% in our population.

Key words: IGBC, Cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis, Gall bladder.

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