Two cases of small cell carcinoma of the gallbladder

Peter Nau, James Liu, Mary Dillhoff, Meghan Forster, Jeffrey Hazey, W. Scott Melvin

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Abstract

Small cell carcinoma of the gallbladder is a rare disease process with approximately 40 cases reported in the literature. It is most often found in elderly female population and is associated with cholelithiasis and cigarette smoking. A multidisciplinary approach to treatment with wide surgical resection and adjuvant chemotherapy is the current standard of care. Notwithstanding prompt medical intervention, it is a disease with a poor prognosis. The pathology is characterized by early metastases and extensive local invasion. Herein, we report two cases of small cell carcinoma addressed at our institution. In both cases, a radical resection was performed with subsequent referral to oncology for additional therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number453624
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
Volume2010
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
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Small Cell Carcinoma
Gallbladder
Cholelithiasis
Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Standard of Care
Rare Diseases
Referral and Consultation
Smoking
Pathology
Neoplasm Metastasis
Therapeutics
Population

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Two cases of small cell carcinoma of the gallbladder. / Nau, Peter; Liu, James; Dillhoff, Mary; Forster, Meghan; Hazey, Jeffrey; Melvin, W. Scott.

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Nau, Peter ; Liu, James ; Dillhoff, Mary ; Forster, Meghan ; Hazey, Jeffrey ; Melvin, W. Scott. / Two cases of small cell carcinoma of the gallbladder. In: Case Reports in Medicine. 2010 ; Vol. 2010.
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