Rare combination of familial adenomatous polyposis and gallbladder polyps

Yasuhisa Mori, Norihiro Sato, Nobutaka Matayoshi, Toshihisa Tamura, Noritaka Minagawa, Kazunori Shibao, Aiichiro Higure, Mitsuhiro Nakamoto, Masashi Taguchi, Koji Yamaguchi

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Abstract

Familial adenomatous polyposis is associated with a high incidence of malignancies in the upper gastrointestinal tract (particularly ampullary adenocarcinomas). However, few reports have described a correlation between familial adenomatous polyposis and gallbladder neoplasms. We present a case of a 60-year-old woman with familial adenomatous polyposis who presented with an elevated mass in the neck of the gallbladder (measuring 16 mm × 8 mm in diameter) and multiple small cholecystic polyps. She had undergone a total colectomy for ascending colon cancer associated with familial adenomatous polyposis 22 years previously. The patient underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy under a preoperative diagnosis of multifocal gallbladder polyps. Pathologic examination of the resected gallbladder revealed more than 70 adenomatous lesions, a feature consistent with adenoma of the gallbladder. This case suggests a requirement for long-term surveillance of the biliary system in addition to the gastrointestinal tract in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17661-17665
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume20
Issue number46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2014

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  • Gastroenterology

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    Mori, Y., Sato, N., Matayoshi, N., Tamura, T., Minagawa, N., Shibao, K., Higure, A., Nakamoto, M., Taguchi, M., & Yamaguchi, K. (2014). Rare combination of familial adenomatous polyposis and gallbladder polyps. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 20(46), 17661-17665. https://doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v20.i46.17661