The Occurrence of Gallbladder Carcinoma in Yemeni Patients Undergoing Cholecystectomy in Two Hospitals
Al-Bahlooli; Saeed Hadi; M. D. Msc
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Thamar University
Vyšlo v časopise:
Rozhl. Chir., 2009, roč. 88, č. 7, s. 412.
Monotematický speciál - Původní práce
Primary cancer of the gallbladder has wide geographical, ethnic and cultural variations with poor prognosis. Currently, there is no study about gallbladder carcinoma in Yemen.
The aim is to detect the occurrence of gallbladder carcinoma in Yemeni patients undergoing cholecystectomy.
A descriptive retrospective study of data of 940 patients operated for gallstones between 2002 and 2006 was carried out with respect to results of histopathological analysis of gallbladder specimens. Women were 872 patients while men were 68 patients. Patients who have no histopathological reports in their files were excluded. Histopathological reports of 838 patients were retrospectively investigated for gallbladder malignancy.
Gallbladder carcinoma was detected in 4 female patients of median age 66 years. No male patient was affected. Adenocarcinoma was the variety found in all four cases. All four patients with gallbladder cancer have history of longstanding gallstone disease.
The study supports the hypothesis that gallbladder carcinoma is rare and in most affects elder women with long-standing gallbladder stones. The occurrence of gallbladder carcinoma in the targeted sample is significantly less than that of the western countries. Cooperation between surgeon and sonographist is advised particularly when gallbladder malignancy is suspected
cholecystectomy – gallbladder – cancer