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Case Report  |   May 1989
Carcinoma of the gallbladder
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Case Report   |   May 1989
Carcinoma of the gallbladder
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 1989, Vol. 89, 625. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.5.625
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 1989, Vol. 89, 625. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.5.625
Abstract

Primary gallbladder cancer has a reported incidence of 0.5%, but appears to be increasing, resulting in 6,500 deaths annually. It nearly always is diagnosed at a late stage. Adenocarcinoma is the predominant cell type. The five-year survival rate is a dismal 1% to 12%. Reported here are five cases identified over an 18-month period among 206 patients who underwent cholecystectomies.