Gallbladder cancer is rare. Asymptomatic in most cases, gallbladder cancer is often discovered late and incidentally during cholecystectomy . Often, it is an adenocarcinoma . Known risk factors for this cancer include chronic inflammation of the gallbladder and the presence of polyps .
Treatment of gallbladder cancer depends on its stage
If gallbladder cancer is found, the preoperative workup includes imaging such as CT scan (FR) of the chest and the abdomen, MRI of the liver and/or a total body PET scan. Depending on the stage of the tumor, treatment can consist of surgical resection of a part of the liver (segmentectomy or partial hepatectomy ) or chemotherapy. Every cancer case is discussed during a weekly multidisciplinary meeting named tumor board
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