cholecystectomy

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cholecystectomy

[‚kō·lə‚sis′tek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the gallbladder and cystic duct.
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Patients need to undergo extended cholecystectomy and en bloc lymph node resections because carcinosarcomas can recur as systemic metastases to the liver and lymph nodes.
Its incidence ranges from 0.5% to 2.1%.[15],[16],[17],[18] In a series from Japan, its incidence is 27%-41% of all GBCAs.[32] When the operating surgeon unexpectedly comes across a suspected malignant GB during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, he/she can either convert it to an open procedure and do a formal extended cholecystectomy if he/she has the expertise or abort the procedure without any attempt of resection or biopsy and refer the patient at the earliest to a hepatobiliary surgeon with the necessary technical expertise, thereby facilitating the first resection to be a definitive one and avoiding the harms of peritoneal/port-site dissemination or noncurative resection.
If changes suspicious of malignancy are seen, the GB should be subjected to a frozen section examination and if it is positive an extended cholecystectomy should be performed.

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