Aggressive nature and loco-regional spread of carcinoma gall bladder: a 64 channel multi-detector CT pictorial review
Dwivedi Amit Nandan D, Bhatia Lovekesh, Pandey Manoj, Shukla Vijay K and Shukla Ram C
World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology 2012, 1:14
Carcinoma of the gallbladder is the commonest neoplasm of the hepatobiliary tract in this part of India. The disease is usually diagnosed at late stage and has poor prognosis.
The aim of this pictorial review is to illustrate the aggressive spread and biological behavior of carcinoma gallbladder using a 64 slice computerized tomography (CT) scanner.
Patients and Methods:
Retrospective review of cases of carcinoma gallbladder that underwent imaging with 64 slice computerized tomography scan at Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi.
Indians are ethnically and culturally different from their Western counterparts, for whom the incidence of this disease is comparatively low. Incidence of carcinoma gallbladder is higher in this geographical belt. Studies from India suggest that cases from this geographical belt are more aggressive.