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