Current update on gallbladder carcinoma

Abdom Radiol (NY). 2021 Jun;46(6):2474-2489. doi: 10.1007/s00261-020-02871-2. Epub 2021 Jan 2.


Gallbladder (GB) carcinoma is a relatively rare malignancy and is associated with poor prognosis. Numerous risk factors have been associated with the development of GB carcinoma. GB carcinomas may present as mass lesions replacing the GB, focal or diffuse thickening of the GB wall, and intraluminal mass in the GB. Various benign conditions can mimic GB carcinoma. This article reviews the epidemiology, pathology, clinical findings, imaging features, and management of GB carcinomas.

Keywords: CT; Gallbladder carcinoma; MR; PET CT; Ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Gallbladder Neoplasms* / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors