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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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PIAMO MORALES, Alberto J. et al. Histopathological characterization of gallbladder cancer at the “Joaquín Albarrán” Hospital,  Havana Cuba, in the period 2010-2019 . Gac Med Bol [online]. 2020, vol.43, n.1, pp.23-27. ISSN 1012-2966.

Gallbladder cancer is a rare and highly lethal disease in the world. Objective: To characterize histopathologically gallbladder cancer at the “Joaquín Albarrán” Clinical Teaching Surgical Hospital of Havana-Cuba, in the period 2010 to 2019. Methods: A retrospective, descriptive and observational study was conducted, in which biopsy and necropsy records were reviewed to identify cases with a histological diagnosis of gallbladder cancer. Paraffin-embedded tissues from the archive were also reviewed. Results: Ten cases of gallbladder cancer were diagnosed, nine female and one male, all over 60 years old. Histologically the predominant variety was moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma, being 2 of them mucoproducers, of which 1 was infiltrating and with lymphatic permeation. Conclusion: Gallbladder cancer is a very low frequency disease and its diagnosis continues to be an incidental fact, that is, the diagnosis is established in the histopathological examination after cholecystectomy or in the necropsy. The most frequent variety is moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma.

Keywords : gallbladder; adenocarcinoma; Seepage.

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