Acalculous cholecystitis in Nigerian Igbos.

Twenty-six patients undergoing cholecystectomy for suspected gallbladder disease in hospitals serving the Igbos of Nigeria were studied. Sixteen patients had chronic acalculous cholecystitis, seven exhibited cholelithiasis, and three showed normal gallbladders. Of the sixteen with acalculous cholecystitis, there were ten males and six females whose ages… CONTINUE READING