Gallbladder Carcinoma in Ghana: Histopathological Examination of Cholecystectomy Specimen

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Leonard Derkyi-Kwarteng
Ato Ampomah Brown
Kafui P. Akakpo
Ernest Addae
Dennis Amoah
Emmanuel Diabor
Solomon E. Quayson

Abstract

Objective: The aim of the study was to find out the incidence of gallbladder carcinoma in cholecystectomy specimen and the histological types from Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana.

Methods: The study was a retrospective study using findings from 507 cholecystectomy specimen that were received at the Department of Pathology, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital from 2006 – 2013.

Findings: Sixteen out of the 507 cholecystectomy specimen were malignant representing 3.15%. The commonest histological type of malignancy reported was adenocarcinoma, the mean age at presentation was 65.3 years (SD ±11.9 years) with the commonest clinical presentation being right hypochondrium pain.

Conclusion: The histopathological classification of gall bladder carcinoma in Ghanaian does not differ much from reported cases.

 

Keywords:
Gallbladder, carcinoma, cholecystectomy

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Derkyi-Kwarteng, L., Ampomah Brown, A., P. Akakpo, K., Addae, E., Amoah, D., Diabor, E., & E. Quayson, S. (2016). Gallbladder Carcinoma in Ghana: Histopathological Examination of Cholecystectomy Specimen. Journal of Cancer and Tumor International, 3(4), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.9734/JCTI/2016/24468
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