Published: 2020-07-23

Squamous cell carcinoma of gallbladder: a rare entity

Oseen Hajilal Shaikh, Shikhar Verma, Gopal Balasubramanian, Uday Shamrao Kumbhar, Sandeep Bhattarai


Adenocarcinoma is the most common variant of gallbladder carcinoma. Adenosquamous carcinoma and pure squamous cell carcinoma are rare variants accounting for only up to 3% of the tumors. Pure squamous cell carcinoma of the gallbladder is reported and its incidence is less than 1%. Usually they present at advanced stage and many of the times these are unresectable. Hence survival in patients with squamous cell carcinoma is less than adenocarcinoma, and carries a bad prognosis. We report a rare case of squamous cell carcinoma gallbladder, which was well differentiated, diagnosed early and resected completely. Postoperatively patient is planned for adjuvant chemotherapy. 


Squamous cell carcinoma, Gallbladder malignancy, Extended cholecystectomy

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