Squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder, incidental detection: A case report Insidental safra kesesi skuamöz hücreli karsinomu

Böyük A., Solmaz Ö. A., Mengücük M. E., BANLI O.

Turkish Journal of Surgery, vol.26, no.1, pp.43-45, 2010 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5097/1300-0705.ucd.198-09.03
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-45
  • Keywords: Gallbladder, squamous cell cancer
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Despite their low incidence, gallbladder cancers have a poor prognosis. About 1.4% to 10.6% of these cancers consist of cancers with squamous differentiation. Although rare, cancers with squa- mous differentiation have a more aggressive course than the other gallbladder cancers. We present here a case of a 62 years old wom an who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy with the diagnosis of cholelithiasis. Histopathological examination revealed squamous cell cancer at the gallbladder. Since the case was staged as i according to the TNM classification, no further treatment was done. This patient was incidentally diagnosed to have a squamous cell gallbladder cancer and she is disease-free at the eight-month follow-up visit after the operation.