Gall bladder adenocarcinoma masquerading as dermatomyositis

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2014,3,2s,s32-s35.
Published:July 2014
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Madhumita Premkumar, Tanmay Vyas, Chitranshu Vashistha, Chandan Kumar, Archana Rastogi1, Parth Sharma

Departments of Hepatology and 1Pathology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India


We describe the development of adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder in a patient who presented to us with progressive cholestatic jaundice and weight loss, 4 months after being diagnosed with dermatomyositis (DM). DM and polymyositis are both associated with a variety of malignancies, and the most common site of the primary neoplasm is the lung, ovary, and colon.