CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1742676
Case Report

Gallbladder Neuroendocrine Carcinoma: A Case Report with Radiological–Pathological Correlation

1   Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Anupam Lal
1   Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Rohit K. Srinivas
1   Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Debajyoti Chatterjee
2   Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Vikas Gupta
3   Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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Abstract

Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the biliary system, specifically the gallbladder (GB), are extremely rare, accounting for only 0.2% of all NETs. The majority of GBNETs are discovered by chance during a histological examination of GB samples at autopsy, after cholecystectomy, or after surgery for other suspected biliary pathology. GBNETs are thought to develop from preexisting endocrine cells in the GB's neck or from induced endocrine cells caused by intestinal metaplasia of the body and fundus. We present a case of squamous cell carcinoma of the GB with neuroendocrine differentiation due to its rarity.

Ethical Approval

Ethical clearance was taken from ethical committee. Informed consent was taken from the kin of the deceased.




Publication History

Article published online:
24 February 2022

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