J Korean Surg Soc.  1999 Oct;57(4):606-611.

Adenosquamous Cell Carcinoma of the Gallbladder: A case report

  • 1Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University.


Primary adenosquamous carcinoma of the gallbladder is an extremely uncommon neoplasm which accounts for approximately 2% of carcinomas of the gallbladder. According to a recent extensive review of carcinomas of the gallbladder, the dismal outlook for this carcinoma still prevails in spite of recent advances in diagnostic and surgical techniques because of late diagnosis and ineffectual treatment. A sixty-one-year-old female patient visited the Department of Internal Medicine due to postprandial epigastric discomfort. Abdominal sonography, abdominal computed tomography (CT), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) were performed. We treated the patient with a cholecystectomy and chemotherapy with FAM. However, five months after discharge, the patient revisited, complaining of epigastric discomfort. We performed abdominal CT and gastrofiberscopy. The result was a recurrence of the cancer in the bed of the gallbladder and in the liver. However, the patient and her family did not want more treatment for the metastase of the cancer. We experienced one case of an adenosquamous-cell carcinoma of the gallbladder, and we report this rare cancer with a review of the literature.


Adenosquamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder
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