A 4-year retrospective study of cholecystectorny and gall bladder cancer in Benghazi

Original article


H.R.Busrewill, S. Saeity, S.S .El-taktuk, A.Bo-Sedra

7th October and Al-Jalaa Hospitals, Benghazi, Libya

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol.19. 1998-2002: 67-73


This is a retrospective study that assesses the chance of occurrence of gall bladder cancer in patients subjected to cholecystectomy for reasons other than the suspicion of cancer. This study included all patients subjected to cholecystectomy in Benghazi hospitals. Histopathology records were reviewed for evidence of gallbladder carcinoma among cholecystectomised patients. The study covered a 4 year period from June 1996 to June 2000.
Eighteen cases of gallbladder cancer were found in a total of 2010 patients, being more common in females with a mean age of 57.5 years. More patients were found at stage II &III. Patients died within one year.
In conclusion cholecystectomy for gallbladder stone is advised if the patient is above 50 years of age.

Keywords: cholecystectomy & gallbladder cancer