Carcinosarcoma of the Gallbladder Manifesting as Cholangitis Due to Hemobilia

Hiroshi Sadamori, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiroyuki Yanai, Daisuke Satoh, Takahito Yagi, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

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Abstract

Introduction: Carcinosarcomas of the gallbladder are rare tumors that are characterized by malignant epithelial and mesenchymal components, and preoperative diagnosis of carcinosarcoma of the gallbladder remains difficult. Case Report: We recently encountered a case of carcinosarcoma of the gallbladder with osteoid and chondroid differentiation, manifesting as cholangitis due to hemobilia. Conclusion: Preoperative computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging indicated the cause of cholangitis and provided qualitative information regarding the two components of the tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1278-1281
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Cholangitis
  • Gallbladder
  • Hemobilia
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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