Retrospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 14, 2017; 23(14): 2556-2565
Published online Apr 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i14.2556
Laparoscopic approach to suspected T1 and T2 gallbladder carcinoma
Yusuke Ome, Kazuki Hashida, Mitsuru Yokota, Yoshio Nagahisa, Michio Okabe, Kazuyuki Kawamoto
Yusuke Ome, Kazuki Hashida, Mitsuru Yokota, Yoshio Nagahisa, Michio Okabe, Kazuyuki Kawamoto, Department of Surgery, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-8602, Japan
Author contributions: Ome Y designed the study, gathered the clinical data, and wrote the manuscript; all authors decided on courses of treatment and performed the operations; Ome Y, Hashida K, Yokota M and Nagahisa Y analyzed the data; all authors helped with drafts, reviewed the manuscript, and approved it.
Institutional review board statement: This retrospective study was reviewed and approved by the Institution Review Board of Kurashiki Central Hospital.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to this study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None of the authors have conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Yusuke Ome, MD, Assistant Director, Department of Surgery, Kurashiki Central Hospital, 1-1-1 Miwa, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-8602, Japan.
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Received: February 6, 2017
Peer-review started: February 8, 2017
First decision: March 3, 2017
Revised: March 13, 2017
Accepted: March 20, 2017
Article in press: March 20, 2017
Published online: April 14, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is commonly performed for the treatment of benign diseases. Gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) is typically managed by open surgery because of various concerns associated with potential dissemination, recurrence, and technical difficulties. However, many benign lesions are difficult to differentiate from GBC, including polyps and lesions that cause wall thickening. We use a laparoscopic approach for many types of gallbladder lesions including gallbladder carcinoma. This study demonstrated that our laparoscopic approach is safe, useful, and allows for the complete resection of highly suspected or early-stage gallbladder cancer.