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Invited Commentary
February 2017

The Timing of Reoperation for Incidental Gallbladder Cancer: Sooner or Later?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California–Los Angeles
  • 2Office of the Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California–Los Angeles
JAMA Surg. 2017;152(2):149. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3643

Incidental gallbladder cancer is reported in approximately 0.7% of patients undergoing a cholecystectomy.1 While the need for surgical re-resection and staging portal lymphadenectomy in the absence of metastatic disease is not debated,2 the optimal timing of reoperation is unknown.

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