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Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Gallbladder Cancer

  • Steven A. Curley
Part of the M.D. Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology Series book series (MDA)


Adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder is the fifth most common gastrointestinal malignancy. When compared with the worldwide incidence of hepatocellular cancer, gallbladder carcinoma accounts for fewer than 10% of the annual cases of primary hepatobiliary cancer. However, in countries such as the United States and those of western Europe with a low incidence of hepatocellular cancer, gallbladder carcinoma is relatively more prevalent. It was estimated that in the United States in 1997 there would be 6900 new cases of gallbladder cancer diagnosed compared to 12,000 cases of hepatocellular cancer.1


Bile Duct Gallbladder Cancer Gallbladder Carcinoma Extrahepatic Bile Duct Biliary Tract Cancer 
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