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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-77

Prevalence of gallbladder cancer in patients with cholecystectomy in Saudi Arabia, cross-sectional study

Department of Surgery, Medical College, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Mohammad Bukhetan Alharbi
Department of Surgery, Medical College, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Zip Code 11543, PO Box 5701, Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijas.ijas_4_19

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Background: Gallbladder cancer, well despite the fact that it is rare, it is the most common malignancy of the biliary tree. However, preoperative abilities to diagnose the disease are still limited. Thus, variability in prevalence globally is obvious. Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional study was done to assess the prevalence of surgically removed gallbladder from February 2007 to August 2018 which was collected from 1085 patients in a community hospital in Gurayat Hospital, situated along the northern border. Results: The prevalence of gallbladder cancer was 0.2%. The mean age was 38.4 years. 96 (8.9%) patients were with acute cholecystitis, 107 (9.9%) with acute on chronic cholecystitis, 10 (0.9%) with gangrenous cholecystitis, and 872 (80.3%) patients with chronic cholecystitis. Conclusion: The prevalence of gallbladder cancer which is discovered at cholecystectomy is rare in Saudi Arabia.

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