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Hamidullah Shah
Mir Attaullah Khan
Walayat Shah


Objective: To determine the frequency of histopathological lesions in cholecystectomy
specimens at tertiary care hospital of Peshawar.
Methodology: This was a descriptive study carried out at histopathology section
of the Department of Pathology Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar over
a period of five years ranging from January 2011 to December 2015. Laboratory
request forms and histopathology reports of all those patients who
underwent cholecystectomy (open or laparoscopic) were analyzed for clinical
findings, histopathology results and demographic data like age, gender etc.
Results: During the study period a total of 400 specimens of gall bladder
were received in the laboratory which were subjected to histopathology. Out
of these specimens 110 were of males and remaining 290 were of females.
Chronic cholecystitis was the most dominant histopathologic finding seen in
about 82.25% specimens followed by acute cholecystitis / abscess in 10% of
specimens. Adenocarcinoma was also found in 2% of the cholecystectomy
Conclusion: Chronic cholecystitis was the commonest histopathologic finding
in this study.

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Shah H, Khan MA, Shah W. HISTOPATHOLOGICAL PATTERN OF 400 CHOLECYSTECTOMY SPECIMENS. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2016 Jul. 18 [cited 2022 Aug. 13];30(3). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1929
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Mir Attaullah Khan, Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi KPK

Associate Professor in Histopathology.

Department of Pathology.