Acalculous Cholecystitis: Is an Elective Interval Cholecystectomy Necessary.

@article{Abbas2018AcalculousCI,
  title={Acalculous Cholecystitis: Is an Elective Interval Cholecystectomy Necessary.},
  author={Syed Husain Abbas and Mudassar Ali Ghazanfar and Alex N. Gordon-Weeks and S Rama Koteswara Reddy and Zahir Soonawalla and Michael A Silva},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={171-176}
}
BACKGROUND Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) accounts for 5-10% of cases of acute cholecystitis. The advantage of interval cholecystectomy for patients with AAC is unclear. Therefore, a retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with AAC at our institution was performed over a 5-year period. METHODS Patients were identified via hospital coding using… CONTINUE READING