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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015, Article ID 424650, 3 pages
Case Report

Locally Advanced, Unresectable Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Gallbladder

1Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, 910 Madison Avenue, Suite 220, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
2Department of Hematology/Oncology, The West Cancer Center, Memphis, TN, USA

Received 29 January 2015; Revised 26 May 2015; Accepted 22 June 2015

Academic Editor: Akihiro Cho

Copyright © 2015 Timothy J. Weatherall et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the gallbladder is a rare malignancy of the gallbladder, accounting for less than 5% of gallbladder pathology. Initial presentation is often similar to adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder. SCC tends to be more locally aggressive, however, and possesses a worse prognosis than adenocarcinoma. We report a case of locally advanced SCC of the gallbladder.