Six year disease free survival after liver transplantation in a patient with T3 gallbladder carcinoma: Case presentation and review of the literature

Jorge Ortiz, David Reich, Hoon Bae Joon, Oscar Martinez, Cosme Manzarbeitia

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Abstract

Background: The incidence of gallbladder carcinoma in cirrhotics is unknown. Known risk factors are primary sclerosing cholangitis and polypoid masses. Case presentation: A sixty year old with primary sclerosing cholangitis, cirrhosis, and gallbladder polyps underwent liver transplantation. A polypoid lesion measuring 1.5 × 0.5 cm was found on the fundus of the gallbladder. Histological examination revealed moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with full thickness penetration of the gallbladder encroaching liver parenchyma. Angiolymphatic invasion was noted. The lymph nodes, the cystic duct and the common duct were free of tumor (T3N0M0). Extensive evaluation did not demonstrate metastasis. No chemotherapy was given. He is currently six years post procedure and free of disease. Conclusion: "Incidentally" discovered stage IIA gallbladder carcinoma may not negatively affect long term survival after liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number45
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 14 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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