Radical resection improves survival for patients with pT2 gallbladder carcinoma.

@article{Wise2001RadicalRI,
  title={Radical resection improves survival for patients with pT2 gallbladder carcinoma.},
  author={Paul E. Wise and Yun Ying Shi and M. Kay Washington and William C. Chapman and James K. Wright and Kenneth W. Sharp and C. Wright Pinson},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2001},
  volume={67 11},
  pages={
          1041-7
        }
}
Radical resection (wedge resection of the gallbladder bed and dissection of the hepatoduodenal ligament, portal, and celiac lymph nodes) has been reported to improve survival from pathologic T2 gallbladder carcinoma (pT2 GBCa; invasion through the muscularis without perforation of the serosa). We report our experience and the outcome of patients with pT2 GBCa. Between 1989 and 2000 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center ten patients were found to have pT2 disease after cholecystectomy. The… CONTINUE READING

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