Significance of intestinal metaplasia for the evolution of cancer in the biliary tract.

Of 25 cases of cancer in the intrahepatic bile ducts, 44 cases of cancer in the extrahepatic bile ducts, 30 cases of adenoma in the gallbladder, and 100 cases of infiltrating carcinoma in the gallbladder, several to about 20% of the cases showed Paneth's cell metaplasia and/or enterochromaffin cell metaplasia within the tumor mass or in its surrounding… CONTINUE READING