Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Gall Bladder Masquerading as Liver Abscess With Review of Literature Review on Advanced Biliary Tract Cancer

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Cureus. 2021 Aug 4;13(8):e16867. doi: 10.7759/cureus.16867. eCollection 2021 Aug.

ABSTRACT

Advanced biliary tract carcinoma (ABC) tends to have a poor prognosis, with trials done having limited data from oncologists’ perspectives. Squamous cell variant of gallbladder cancer (GBC) is one of the rarest forms of cancer known in the literature, with a very aggressive course and dismal prospects. Herein, we present a case of a 67-year-old man who got diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, which initially masqueraded as liver abscess and was associated with severe hypercalcemia, pyrexia, jaundice, and submassive pulmonary embolism.

PMID:34513442 | PMC:PMC8412003 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.16867