Gallbladder adenoma

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Gallbladder adenoma is a pre-malignant lesion of the gallbladder.

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General

Microscopic

Features:

  • Gallbladder epithelium with:
    • Nuclear atypia - key feature.
      • Nuclear hyperchromasia.
      • Nuclear crowding (pseudostratification) or round enlarged nuclei.
    • +/-Goblet cells.

Architectural subclassification:[2]

  • Papillary ~ 45%.
  • Tubulopapillary ~ 30%.
  • Tubular ~ 25%.

Notes:

DDx:

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GALLBLADDER, CHOLECYSTECTOMY:
- BILIARY TYPE TUBULAR ADENOMA WITH HIGH GRADE DYSPLASIA.
- MARGINS CLEAR OF ADENOMA (NEAREST MARGIN 1.0 CM).

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Levy, AD.; Murakata, LA.; Abbott, RM.; Rohrmann, CA.. "From the archives of the AFIP. Benign tumors and tumorlike lesions of the gallbladder and extrahepatic bile ducts: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.". Radiographics 22 (2): 387-413. PMID 11896229. http://radiographics.rsna.org/content/22/2/387.full.
  2. Adsay, V.; Jang, KT.; Roa, JC.; Dursun, N.; Ohike, N.; Bagci, P.; Basturk, O.; Bandyopadhyay, S. et al. (Sep 2012). "Intracholecystic papillary-tubular neoplasms (ICPN) of the gallbladder (neoplastic polyps, adenomas, and papillary neoplasms that are ≥1.0 cm): clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical analysis of 123 cases.". Am J Surg Pathol 36 (9): 1279-301. doi:10.1097/PAS.0b013e318262787c. PMID 22895264.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Akki et al. (2017) "Detecting Incidental Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma: When to Submit the Entire Gallbladder". Available at: http://www.abstracts2view.com/uscap17/view.php?nu=USCAP17L_2016. United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting. Accessed on: April 9, 2017.