Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 84–87 | Cite as

Small Cell Carcinoma of the Gall Bladder: Role of Adjuvant Chemotherapy

  • Saad Usmani
  • Mohammad Pazooki
  • Syed Fazil Bilgrami



Small cell cancer of the gallbladder is a rare malignancy with a poor prognosis. There is limited information in the literature on the best therapeutic approach towards this cancer with anecdotal therapy extrapolated from experience in small cell cancer of the lung.

Case Report

We are presenting a 70-year-old woman with this cancer who is undergoing multimodality treatment, along with a review of literature on previously reported cases.


small cell cancer gallbladder chemotherapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saad Usmani
    • 1
  • Mohammad Pazooki
    • 1
  • Syed Fazil Bilgrami
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Hematology-OncologyUniversity of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Hematology-OncologySt. Francis HospitalHartfordUSA
  3. 3.University of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

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