Carcinoma of the gallbladder: review of the literature and report on 56 cases at the Beth Israel Medical Center.


Fifty-six patients with carcinoma of the gallbladder were treated at the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City, during the 17-year period 1969-1987. The disease was most common among elderly women with cholelithiasis. Of the 56, 42 patients (75%) had liver metastases at operation; therefore, the majority underwent only exploratory laparotomy and biopsy… (More)


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