Summary of Gallbladder cancer
Flashcards on Gallbladder cancer
is a type of gallbladder cancer that arises from the glandular epithelium that lines the gallbladder wall.
Questions on Gallbladder cancer
A 74-year-old woman comes to the clinic because of stomach pain for the past 6 months. It used to only occur after meals, but has gotten progressively more frequent and wakes her up at night. She also notes that she has lost 20-lb (9.1kg) in the past 3 months, and attributes this to a decreased appetite. Her current medications include atorvastatin and metformin. Her temperature is 38.1°C (100.6°F), pulse is 84/min, respirations are 12/min, and blood pressure is 136/84 mm Hg. Physical examination shows a cachectic appearing woman with yellow-colored skin. A non-tender mass is palpated in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Laboratory studies show a direct bilirubin of 3.5 mg/dL. Abdominal ultrasound is shown below. A cholecystectomy is performed and histologic examination shows a primary malignancy. Which of the following disorders is associated with the development of this patient's condition?