Incidental Gallbladder Cancer Post Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  • Asma Sultana
  • Robert Padbury
  • John ChenEmail author


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders UniversityBedford ParkAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Surgery and Specialty ServicesFlinders Medical CentreBedford ParkAustralia

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