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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
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  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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  •  Robotic Surgery
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Citation: Clin Surg. 2019;4(1):2486.Case Report | Open Access

Exceptional Long-Term Survivor (12 Years) with Metastatic Gallbladder Cancer

Franco Sacchetti, Francesco Ardito, Fabio M Vecchio and Felice Giuliante

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Department of Pathology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

*Correspondance to: Francesco Ardito 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.2486


We present a rare case of exceptional long-term survival (12 years) in a 78-year-old female patient presenting with stage IVb Gallbladder Carcinoma (GBC) with an unusual site of metastasis (left supraclavicular lymph node). After chemotherapy, a metabolic response of the metastatic regional and left supraclavicular lymph nodes was documented during the follow-up for 10 years. Because of biliary colic onset due to the presence of stones in the gallbladder, surgical resection was planned. In order to perform a curative resection, the patient underwent bi-segmentectomy 4b-5 en-bloc with the gallbladder + regional lymphadenectomy, 12 years after GBC diagnosis. At pathology, a G2 pT2 adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder was confirmed with pathologic response in all the 5 retrieved regional lymph nodes.


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Sacchetti F, Ardito F, Vecchio FM, Giuliante F. Exceptional Long-Term Survivor (12 Years) with Metastatic Gallbladder Cancer. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2486..

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