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Features to report

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 February 2013, last major update September 2012
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● Tumor size and location
● Tumor histologic type and pattern
● Depth of invasion
● Number and size of tumor nodules
● Tumor extension to adjacent structures
● Status of resection margins (cystic duct, liver bed, other)
● Cystic duct involvement
● Liver bed involvement
● Regional lymph nodes: number identified, number with tumor
● Angiolymphatic invasion
● Perineural invasion
● Presence of carcinoma in situ or dysplasia

Additional pathologic findings to report:
● Chronic cholecystitis, metaplasia (squamous, pyloric gland, intestinal metaplasia), inflammatory bowel disease, porcelain gall bladder, presence or absence of stones (gallbladder cancer occurring without stones may be caused by anomalous choledocho-pancreatic junction or associated with chronic inflammatory bowel disease, Arch Pathol Lab Med 2000;124:37)

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