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Table 1 TNM (UICC) staging of GBC by time of diagnosis.

From: The time of diagnosis impacts surgical management but not the outcome of patients with gallbladder Carcinoma

  UICC I UICC II UICC III UICC IVb UICC IVb
Group 1 (n = 76) 0 0 15 8 53
Group 2 (n = 44) 0 0 10 14 20
Group 3 (n = 32) 14 12 6 0 0
Total (n = 152) 14 12 31 22 73
  1. In UICC stages I and II GBC is limited to the gallbladder wall (I: T1a/b; II: T2), in UICC stage III lymphnodes are positive (T1-3), in UICC IVa the tumor is locally destructive (T4), and in UICC stage IVb local or distant metastases are present.