An Unusual Case of Gallbladder Carcinoma with Pseudopancreatic Cyst

  • Nahin Akhtar 4th Year MBBS Student, Islamabad Medical and Dental College
  • Huma Mushtaq
  • Ahmed Raza Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Akbar Niazi Teaching Hospital, Islamabad
Keywords: Gallbladder cancer, Gallstones, Pancreatitis, Pseudo-pancreatic cyst


Generally, carcinoma of the gallbladder is an extremely unusual neoplasm, however, high incidence rates have been reported in certain parts of the world. The role of certain factors such as genetic susceptibility, lifestyle and infections of gallbladder in causing carcinogenesis is still not clearly understood. Due to its early vague symptoms and lack of serosa in the gallbladder to slow its spread, gallbladder carcinoma typically presents at an advanced stage with a five-year survival rate of less than 5%. Pseudopancreatic cyst is an uncommon but not a rare complication of acute pancreatitis and injury to the pancreas. However, it rarely presents with carcinoma of gallbladder. We present here an unusual case of gallbladder carcinoma with pseudopancreatic cyst in a 58-year old male.

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