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Incidental Gallbladder Cancer: The Role of Routine Versus Selective Histopathological Examination of Gallbladder Specimens After Cholecystectomy

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Despite the fact that gallbladder cancer is commonly diagnosed incidentally on histopathological examination after cholecystectomy, in the current practice there is no agreement on how to approach the assessment of gallbladder specimens. Although there are guidelines on the best way to examine the gallbladder, there is an ongoing debate as to whether such a practice should be performed routinely or on a selective basis. This chapter reviews data addressing both strategies. We also report our personal experience on the subject and conclude by providing an evidence-based approach to examining gallbladder specimens.

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Di Mauro, D. et al. (2023). Incidental Gallbladder Cancer: The Role of Routine Versus Selective Histopathological Examination of Gallbladder Specimens After Cholecystectomy. In: Kumar Shukla, V., Pandey, M., Dixit, R. (eds) Gallbladder Cancer. Springer, Singapore.

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