Surgery for gallbladder cancer: a population-based analysis.

  title={Surgery for gallbladder cancer: a population-based analysis.},
  author={Natalie G Coburn and Sean P. Cleary and Jensen C. C. Tan and Calvin H. L. Law},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={207 3},
BACKGROUND Gallbladder cancer is an aggressive neoplasm, and resection is the only curative modality. Single institutional studies report an aggressive surgical approach improves survival. This analysis was performed to examine the components of surgical resection and resultant survival. STUDY DESIGN From 1988 to 2003, patients aged 18 to 85 years, resected of T1-3 M0 gallbladder cancer, were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry. Resections were… CONTINUE READING

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