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cribriform carcinoma of the gallbladder

Wednesday 24 September 2008

A small proportion of gallbladder carcinomas display an unusual but predominant cribriform pattern similar to that of some invasive breast carcinomas.

In contrast to mammary cribriform carcinomas, those arising in the gallbladder occur in individuals usually with gallstones, may coexist with skeletal osteosarcoma, lack estrogen and progesterone receptors, and behave aggressively like conventional adenocarcinomas of the gallbladder. (18769339)

See also

- gallbladder carcinomas
- cribriform tumoral pattern

References

- Albores-Saavedra J, Henson DE, Moran-Portela D, Lino-Silva S. Cribriform Carcinoma of the Gallbladder: A Clinicopathologic Study of 7 Cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2008 Aug 30. PMID: 18769339