Article Abstract

Gallbladder cancer: surgical management

Authors: Robert W. Krell, Alice C. Wei

Abstract

Gallbladder cancer is the most common biliary tract malignancy. Margin-clearing surgery is a cornerstone of gallbladder cancer management, but several aspects of surgical management are controversial. This review will discuss the current state of surgical management for gallbladder cancer as well as aspects of gallbladder surgery that remain debated, including operative extent, lymphadenectomy extent, and management of incidentally discovered gallbladder cancer.