Gallbladder
Malignant gallbladder tumors
Carcinoid tumor


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Revised: 15 February 2019

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PubMed Search: Carcinoid tumor[TIAB] gallbladder
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Definition / general
  • Carcinoid tumors in general are rare in gallbladder and may be associated with MEN syndromes and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • 10 year survival of 36% in one study (Ann Diagn Pathol 2009;13:378)
Case reports
Gross images

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Tumor (arrow) in body and fundus

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Nests and tubules of clear cells containing lipid
  • May have pagetoid spread into biliary epithelium
  • Resembles clear cell endocrine pancreatic neoplasm associated with von Hippel-Lindau disease
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Positive stains
Negative stains
  • Serotonin
Differential diagnosis
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