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World J Clin Cases. Jun 6, 2023; 11(16): 3694-3705
Published online Jun 6, 2023. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v11.i16.3694
Application of laparoscopic surgery in gallbladder carcinoma
Xin Wu, Bing-Lu Li, Chao-Ji Zheng
Xin Wu, Bing-Lu Li, Chao-Ji Zheng, Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
Author contributions: All authors helped to perform the research; Wu X performed manuscript writing and data analysis; Li BL contributed to manuscript conception and design; Zheng CJ contributed to manuscript conception, design, and writing.
Supported by Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences, No. 2022-I2M-C&T-A-004; and National High Level Hospital Clinical Research Funding, No. 2022-PUMCH-B-005.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
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Corresponding author: Bing-Lu Li, MD, Professor, Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, No. 1 Shuaifuyuan, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100730, China.
Received: December 10, 2022
Peer-review started: December 10, 2022
First decision: February 7, 2023
Revised: March 4, 2023
Accepted: April 19, 2023
Article in press: April 19, 2023
Published online: June 6, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: Gallbladder carcinoma (GC) is a rare cancer of the digestive system. Surgery is the main treatment strategy for this disease. The gallbladder was one of the first organs to undergo laparoscopic surgery. However, the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic surgery in patients with GC remain controversial. The disadvantages and advantages of laparoscopic surgery have been reported by different studies. In general, recent studies have tended to support laparoscopic surgery by experienced surgeons in selected patients. Clinical research with high-level evidence is required to validate the existing conclusions.