Gallstones and gall bladder carcinoma.

  title={Gallstones and gall bladder carcinoma.},
  author={Luis Vitetta and Avni Sali and Peter Little and Ludek Mrazek},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  volume={70 9},
BACKGROUND The present study reviewed the occurrence of gall bladder carcinoma in patients who underwent a cholecystectomy for gallstone disease. METHODS A retrospective study of demographical and clinical information for patients who underwent a cholecystectomy and operative cholangiogram for gallstones predominantly in three major hospitals located in the northern area of Melbourne was carried out. RESULTS Gall bladder carcinomas were observed in 14 patients (3.2%; 95% confidence interval… CONTINUE READING