Present status of the diagnosis and treatment of gallbladder carcinoma.

@article{Donohue2001PresentSO,
  title={Present status of the diagnosis and treatment of gallbladder carcinoma.},
  author={John Harrington Donohue},
  journal={Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={530-4}
}
Because early carcinoma of the gallbladder causes no specific signs or symptoms, most patients with this disease are diagnosed with advanced-stage tumors. High-resolution ultrasonography and a low index of suspicion for polypoid masses or asymmetric gallbladder thickening represent the best method of early detection. Despite regular preoperative gallbladder imaging, many cancers are only detected intraoperatively or incidentally on pathologic examination. All known or suspected gallbladder… CONTINUE READING