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incidental gallbladder cancer at cholecystectomy when should the surgeon be suspicious

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Susan C Pitt, Linda X Jin, Bruce L Hall, Steven M Strasberg, Henry A Pitt
BACKGROUND: Preoperative predictors of incidental gallbladder cancer (iGBC) have been poorly defined despite the frequency with which cholecystectomy is performed. The objective of this study was to define the incidence of and consider risk factors for iGBC at cholecystectomy. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database (2005-2009) was used to identify all patients who underwent cholecystectomy (N = 91,260)...
July 2014: Annals of Surgery
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