Incidental findings during routine pathological evaluation of gallbladder specimens: review of 1,747 elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy cases

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Basak F., Hasbahceci M., Canbak T., Sisik A., Acar A., Yucel M., ...More

ANNALS OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND, vol.98, no.4, pp.280-283, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


INTRODUCTION Cholecystectomy for benign gallbladder diseases can lead to previously undiagnosed gallbladder cancer during histopathological evaluation. Despite some controversy over its usefulness, histopathological evaluation of all gallbladder specimens is common in most hospitals. We evaluated the results of routine pathology of the gallbladder after cholecystectomy for benign gallbladder diseases with regard to unexpected primary gallbladder cancer (UPGC).