This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.
The aim of this study was to delineate clinical features and prognosis of cancer of the gallbladder associated with anomalous junction of the pancreatobiliary duct system without bile duct dilatation, and to determine methods for managing the disease. A retrospective study of seven patients is presented. A further 27 cases from the Japanese literature were reviewed retrospectively with regard to method of treatment and prognosis. In 11 of 18 patients in whom staging was known the tumour was stage V, representing advanced disease. In seven of 34 cases curative operation was performed; only two patients survived for > 3 years. This poor outcome was due largely to delayed diagnosis of cancer of the gallbladder. Prophylactic cholecystectomy is recommended in patients with this anomalous junction without bile duct dilatation or a malignant lesion in the gallbladder, because of the high incidence of cancer of the biliary tract.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Surgery
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
© 1993 Published by Elsevier Inc.