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The clinical features of gallbladder carcinoma include:
- right upper quadrant pain: similar to previous episodes of biliary colic, but more persistent
- acute cholecystitis: where the tumour blocks the cystic duct
- obstructive jaundice: in over 50% of cases
- palpable mass in right upper quadrant
Less commonly there is cholangitis due to secondary involvement of the common duct. Up to 80% of patients also have gallstones.
Last reviewed 01/2018