K. B., Sunilkumar, Kulkarni, Vardendra, K. K., Suresh, and Chandrasekhar, H. R.
Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development; Jan-Mar2015, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p256-260, 5p
GALLBLADDER cancer, PRECANCEROUS conditions, and SURGICAL pathology
Choloecystectomy specimens are commonly encountered in surgical pathology practice. There is a wide variation in the prevalence of gall bladder diseases in various parts of India. The present study was undertaken on a prospective basis to evaluate the prevalence of gall bladder disease and to study the histomorphology of these lesions in central parts of Karnataka. A total of 200 cases of cholecystectomy were studied .Majority of the patients were in the fifth decade of life with females outnumbering the males.cholelithiasis was seen in 90% of patients and 76% of the patients on histopathological examination showed chronic cholecystitis. Overall prevalence of gallbladder diseases in hospitalized patients in the geographic area of study (central Karnataka) appears to be low. Careful histopathological study of gall bladder specimens can aid in the early diagnosis of premalignant lesions [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]