2005, Number 2
Cir Cir 2005; 73 (2)
de la Parra-Márquez ML, Martínez-Garza H, Sánchez-Antúnez D, Cabañas-López A, Ramírez-Garza M, González-Quintanilla A
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ABSTRACTObjective: We wanted to determine the incidence in our population of gallbladder adenocarcinoma based on a histopathologic study done after cholecystectomy in patients with a diagnosis of gallstones.
Material and methods: We made a census-type study during the last 3 years that included a total of 4548 gallbladders. Histopathologic results were analyzed and recollected in an established format. Finally, we calculated the incidence of malignant neoplasias of gallbladder in our hospital.
Results: The most common histopathologic finding was cholesterolosis (incidence: 26%), followed by xanthogranulo- matous gallbladder (incidence: 0.94%). The incidence of gallbladder cancer was 0.54% (25 cases), the most common type being adenocarcinoma (incidence: 0.48%).
Conclusion: The incidence of gallbladder cancer in our hospital is among the lowest limits compared with the literature worldwide.