Combined small cell carcinoma and clear cell carcinoma of the gallbladder: Report of a case and review of the literature

Simonetta Piana, Alberto Cavazza, Stefania Corrado, Innocenza Putrino, Giorgio Gardini

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Abstract

We report a case of an incidental combined carcinoma of the gallbladder in a 66-year-old woman who underwent cholecistectomy for gallstones. The neoplasm was mainly constituted by a clear cell component and a small cell, chromogranin-positive one; it also showed some areas of conventional adenocarcinoma and foci of vascular invasion. The patient died after 3 years following treatment with combination chemotherapy. The histologic and immunohistochemical profile of the lesion is described, together with a brief review of the pertinent bibliography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-824
Number of pages4
JournalPathology Research and Practice
Volume198
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Chromogranin
  • Clear cell carcinoma
  • Gallbladder
  • Small cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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