Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2013, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (2): 102-106.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(13)60030-9

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Unsuspected Gallbladder Cancer During or After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Xie-qun Xu*, Wei Liu, Bing-lu Li, Tao Hong, Chao-ji Zheng, Chu Wang, and Yu-pei Zhao   

  1. Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2012-10-15 Online:2013-06-26 Published:2013-06-26
  • Contact: 86-10-65296014,E-mail:xxq75@sina.com

Abstract:

Medical records of 8005 patients, who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Peking Union Medical College Hospital between June 1993 and June 2011, were reviewed. Patients that pathologically diagnosed as UGC were retrospectively studied in terms of clinical features, preoperative and postoperative diagnosis, surviving period, and complications.

In the 8005 patients who received laparoscopic cholecystectomy, 36 (0.45%) were diagnosed as UGC during (25 patients) or after (11 patients) laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The gallbladder cancer was staged as T1 in 16 patients, T2 in 11 patients, and T3 in 9 patients. The 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival rates of all the patients were 88.9% (32/36), 63.9% (23/36), and 58.3% (21/36). The 5-year survival rates in T1 stage, T2 stage, and T3 stage patients were 100%, 75.0%, and 0.0%, respectively.

The survival rate of UGC is associated with tumor stage, not with operation approaches. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is appropriate for T1 patients.

Key words: laparoscopic cholecystectomy, gallbladder neoplasms, carcinoma, frozen sections, survival rate

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