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Malignant Transformation of a 5-mm Gallbladder Polyp Over 2 Years: A Case Report and Review of Current Literature.
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PMID:  25054905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gallbladder polyps (GBPs) are incidentally seen in 4% to 7% of adults on abdominal ultrasounds. Most GBPs are benign cholesterol polyps, adenomyomatosis, or inflammatory polyps. Currently, cholecystectomy is widely accepted as appropriate care for polyps 10 mm or larger as they present a higher risk for malignancy. However, the management of small polyps smaller than 10 mm has continued to be a dilemma to clinicians and radiologists. Many authors support a nonoperative approach with imaging follow-up for polyps smaller than 10 mm, as most have been shown to be benign. However, small polyps do have the potential to be neoplastic adenomas and become malignant. In this report, we will describe a case of a tiny GBP that subsequently developed into a 20-mm carcinoma over a period of 2 years.
Authors:
Darren Lu; Randall Radin; Evan Yung; Hisham Tchelepi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound quarterly     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-0253     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Q     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809459     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Q     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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