Advanced carcinoma gallbladder

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2007 Mar;17(3):175-9.


Gallbladder cancer is a relatively rare form of malignancy. As yet, the progress in its management is very slow, which leads to high mortality and very low survival. There is a dire need to help this class of patients by bringing in resources to find ways to reduce its dismal prognosis. At present, the best chances for this disease are early radical surgery. But in patients with invasion of adjacent organs, extended surgery, excising the invaded tissue, may be justified. In patients with distant lymph-node metastasis, even without adjacent organ invasion, radical surgery may not achieve a good outcome.1 Here, combination chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy may have some benefits.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gallbladder Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Gallbladder Neoplasms* / therapy
  • Humans