The role of laparoscopic staging in patients with incidental gallbladder cancer.

@article{Butte2011TheRO,
  title={The role of laparoscopic staging in patients with incidental gallbladder cancer.},
  author={Jean Michel Butte and Mithat G{\"o}nen and Peter J. Allen and Michael Ian D'Angelica and T. Peter Kingham and Yuman Fong and Ronald P. DeMatteo and Leslie Harold Blumgart and William R. Jarnagin},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={463-72}
}
BACKGROUND The role of staging laparoscopy (SL) in patients with incidental gallbladder cancer (IGBC) is ill defined. This study evaluates the utility of SL with the aim of identifying variables associated with disseminated disease (DD). METHODS Consecutive patients with IGBC who underwent re-exploration between 1998 and 2009 were identified from a prospective database. The yield and accuracy of SL were calculated. Demographics, tumour- and treatment-related variables were correlated with… CONTINUE READING