Association of gallbladder carcinoma with gallstone and its prevalence in a tertiary care teaching hospital


  • Probir Kumar Sutradhar Junior consultant, Department of Surgery, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Subrata Saha Indoor medical officer, Department of Orthopedics, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Dipanwita Saha Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Kushtia Medical College, Kushtia, Bangladesh
  • Jharna Das Director in-charge & Associate Professor, Institute of Nuclear Medicine & allied sciences, Khulna Medical College Hospital, Khulna, Bangladesh
  • Sreejon Saha Anik Medical officer, DGHS, Mahakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Anita Saha Assistant Professor (Pediatrics), OSD, DGHS, Mahakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Eti Saha Associate Professor, Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Khulna Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh
  • Sudipto Saha Junior consultant, Department of Cardiology, Shaheed Sheikh Abu Naser Specialized Hospital, Khulna, Bangladesh



Gallbladder, Carcinoma, Cholelithiasis, Prevalence


Objective: To see the association of gallstones with gallbladder carcinoma and its prevalence in patients undergoing surgery for cholelithiasis.

Methods: This cross-sectional observational study was conducted from July 2012 to June 2013 at the Department of Surgery, Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh with 150 cases of cholelithiasis.

Results: Of 150 cases those were operated for gall bladder stone disease, 8 (eight) were found to have carcinoma of gall bladder i.e. prevalence was 5.3%. On ultrasound, only three (37.5%) patients were suspected as gall bladder carcinoma pre-operatively. Females are more affected than males by this disease. Also gall bladder carcinoma was found to be associated with single large-sized stone.

Conclusion: The ultrasonography can miss a significant number of malignant lesions of the gall bladder in early stages and every cholecystectomy specimen should be examined histologically.

Mediscope 2021;8(2): 87-93


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Sutradhar, P. K. ., Saha, S. ., Saha, D. ., Das, J. ., Anik, S. S. ., Saha, A. ., Saha, E. ., & Saha, S. . (2021). Association of gallbladder carcinoma with gallstone and its prevalence in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Mediscope, 8(2), 87–93.



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