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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

Print version ISSN 0100-6991On-line version ISSN 1809-4546

Abstract

TORRES, Orlando Jorge Martins et al. Cholelithiasis and gallbladder carcinoma. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2002, vol.29, n.2, pp.88-91. ISSN 0100-6991.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912002000200006.

BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to analyze histological findings of the gallbladders removed during elective cholecystectomy at Hospital Universitário Presidente Dutra, São Luís, MA. METHOD: From January 1990 to December 1998, 2.008 patients underwent elective cholecystectomy, 359 of them males (17,9%) and 1.649 females (82,1%), with a mean age of 46,3 years. The gallbladder was oppened and examined by the surgeon and sent to histological examination. RESULTS: The prevalence of gallbladder carcinoma was 2,3% (46 patients). Thirty-three patients (71,7%) were over 60 years old. CONCLUSIONS: Elective prophylatic cholecystectomy should be performed in asymptomatic patients over 60 years of age with cholelythiasis and good clinical conditions.

Keywords : Gallbladder carcinoma; Cholelythiasis; Cholecystectomy.

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