Gallbladder
Malignant tumors
Carcinoid tumor of gallbladder


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PubMed Search: Carcinoid tumor[TIAB] gallbladder

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Carcinoid tumor of gallbladder. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/gallbladdercarcinoid.html. Accessed May 30th, 2020.
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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