Liver Transplantation with Incidental Gallbladder Carcinoma in the Recipient Hepatectomy

W. Kenneth Washburn, W. David Lewis, Roger L. Jenkins

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Gallbladder carcinoma (GBCA) is the most common malignancy of the biliary tract and is often found seredipitiously after cholecystectomy. We report the first two cases of incidental GBCA in the native gallbladder of two liver transplant recipients. Both patients are 2.5 years following uneventful orthotopiic liver transplantation (OLTx) with no evidence of recurrent disease. Pathology of both recipients was early and favorable. Neither patient received any further therapy. Given the incidence of GBCA and the evolution of OLTx we would anticipate this finding to be more prevalent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalHPB Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Gallbladder neoplasms
  • Liver transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology


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