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Incidental Gallbladder Cancer

The term incidental gallbladder cancer means when gallbladder cancer is detected on histopathology following either Laparoscopic cholecystectomy or open cholecystectomy; Incidental Gallbladder cancer carries a good prognosis as generally these are detected at early stage; Radical cholecystectomy is performed in these patients as early as possible;
When there is doubt of Gallbladder cancer pre-operatively and these patients are not further investigated for same and on histopathology gallbladder cancer is detected then this is not true incidental gallbladder cancer, it is termed as missed gallbladder cancer
The term missed gallbladder cancer also applies when gallbladder specimen after removal is not cut intra-op and its mucosa is not examined and histopathology comes out to be Gallbladder Cancer
Missed Gallbladder Cancer is different from True Incidental Gallbladder Cancer because it is true incidental gallbladder cancer which carries a good prognosis and radical cholecystectomy is done for these patients