Concomitant small cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder: a case report
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Gallbladder cancer is the most frequent neoplasm originating from the extrahepatic biliary tract, with characteristics of late presentation and rapid progression. We report the case of a 58 years old female patient with concomitant small cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder, incidentally reported after a cholecystectomy performed for cholelithiasis. According to the stage of the disease, we performed a second surgical procedure with laparotomy, resection of the liver parenchyma IVb and V and regional lymphadenectomy. After multidisciplinary team consultation, the patient was not administrated chemotherapy. She was well followed up at our department and she is alive 12 month after surgery.
KEY WORDS: Neuroendocrine carcinoma - Gallbladder cancer - surgical oncology.