Malignant gallbladder tumors
Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 9 September 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma gallbladder

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. website. Accessed September 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Very rare (< 10 cases reported)
  • Similar to pulmonary counterpart
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Organoid growth pattern with rosettes and necrosis
  • Large cells, prominent nucleoli, coarse chromatin, high mitotic rate
  • May have intestinal metaplasia of tumor cells or adjacent mucosa
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Positive stains
  • Endocrine markers
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