Squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder, incidental detection: A case report
Abdullah Böyük2, Özgen Arslan Solmaz1, Mehmet Emin Mengücük2, Oktay Banlı2
1Elazığ Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji, Elazığ, Türkiye
2Elazığ Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi, Elazığ, Türkiye
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 squamous differentiation have a more aggressive course than the other gallbladder cancers. We present here a case of a 62 years old woman 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.
Keywords: Gallbladder, squamous cell cancer