Orphanet: Carcinoma of gallbladder and extrahepatic biliary tract

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Carcinoma of gallbladder and extrahepatic biliary tract

Disease definition

Carcinoma of the gallbladder (GBC) is the most common and aggressive form of biliary tract cancer (BTC; see this term) usually arising in the fundus of the gallbladder, rapidly metastasizing to lymph nodes and distant sites.


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • Carcinoma of gallbladder and EBT
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: -
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0153452  C0235782
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10007426
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