Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2010 Apr;40(4):285-289.

Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Gallbladder Forming a Cholecystogastric Fistula

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. snacks00@naver.net
  • 2Department of Pathology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

The most common type of gallbladder cancer is adenocarcinoma. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder is a rare and aggressive disease. It is responsible for up to 1.7% of the malignant neoplasms of the gallbladder. It characteristically presents with invasive growth, a low tendency towards lymph node metastasis and a high incidence of local infiltration and hepatic metastasis, presenting a worse prognosis than adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder. Cases of gallbladder cancer forming a fistula to the stomach are also rare. We experienced a case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder which formed a fistula to the stomach.

Keyword

Gallbladder carcinoma; Squamous cell carcinoma; Cholecystogastric fistula
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