Gall bladder stones are deposits of the digestive fluid (bile) in your gall bladder. Gallstones can be asymptomatic & in some cases require specific treatment. Gall bladder cancer arises from the gall bladder wall. It can infiltrate to the liver or spread to other organs. Dr. Swapnil Sharma provides OPD & online consultation for Gall bladder diseases.
Gall bladder should be removed surgically when gall bladder stones are symptomatic. Sometimes when gall bladder stones are stuck to the neck of the gall bladder, they may rupture into the liver or abdominal cavity.
In the case of Gall Bladder Cancer, the initial goal of treatment is to remove the gallbladder cancer, but when that isn’t possible, other therapies may help control the spread of the disease and keep you as comfortable as possible. Gall bladder cancer is managed by a multidisciplinary approach. Dr. Swapnil Sharma suggests surgeries for early-stage gallbladder cancer.
Radical Cholecystectomy: Surgery to remove gall bladder & portion of the liver. Gallbladder cancer that extends beyond the gallbladder and into the liver is sometimes treated with surgery to remove the gallbladder, as well as portions of the liver that surround the gallbladder. If gall bladder cancer has spread to other organs or distant lymph nodes, surgery is not an option. In that case, the patient needs chemotherapy. If a patient with advanced gall bladder cancer develops jaundice, a biliary drainage procedure is performed either endoscopically or percutaneous biliary drainage. Once the bilirubin level comes down, then chemotherapy is started.