cancer is a malignancy that arises in the gallbladder. There are several types of gallbladder cancer, some of
- Adenocarcinomas - they are
cancers that develop in the gland
cells in the lining of the gallbladder. Gallbladder
adenocarcinomas represent about85% of gall bladder cancers; they include non
papillary adenocarcinoma, papillary adenocarcinoma, and mucinous adenocarcinoma.
cell cancer of the gallbladder –
this is a rare form of gallbladder cancer, accounts for only less than 12.7%
of all gallbladder
tumors. In general, s
quamous cell cancer of the gallbladder develops from the skin-like cells that form the lining
of the gallbladder.
- Adenosquamous cancer of the gallbladder –
this is a rare histological form of the
gallbladder carcinoma that affects both squamous epithelial cells and glandular cells of the bladder.
- Small cell cancer of the gallbladder -
also called oat cell carcinomas, small
cell carcinoma of the gallbladder is a rare form of malignant tumor that has characteristics similar to
those of adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder.
- Sarcoma of the gallbladder –
this type of gallbladder cancer
affects the muscle layer of the gallbladder; it is very