Vertebral Metastasis in Gallbladder Carcinoma- An Unusual Site

Nikhil Gupta, Binita Goswami, Neha Mahajan, Subhajit Dey
2012 International Journal of Case Reports in Medicine  
Gallbladder carcinoma spreads commonly by direct invasion. Hematogenous spread to liver, lungs, skin are known but vertebral metastasis has rarely been reported earlier. Method: We are reporting a case of 38 years old male who presented to us with surgical jaundice due to gallbladder carcinoma. Computed tomogram revealed lumbar vertebral metastasis. Patient succumbed to his disease very rapidly. Conclusion: Skeletal metastasis in gallbladder carcinoma is rare but possible in advanced cases.
doi:10.5171/2012.165756 fatcat:66nrabhs2jf7zkwxuy7yd65gy4