Insidious Presentation of Emphysematous Cholecystitis in A Type 2 Diabetic Man

@inproceedings{Yang2013InsidiousPO,
  title={Insidious Presentation of Emphysematous Cholecystitis in A Type 2 Diabetic Man},
  author={P Yang and Hsien-Hao Huang and Jen-Dar Chen and C P Tiu and Hong-Da Lin},
  year={2013}
}
We present the clinical course of a 77-year-old diabetic man with jaundice and nausea for one week. An abdominal ultrasound examination revealed a hyperechoic gallbladder wall and a normal common bile duct. Computed tomography disclosed air in the gallbladder lumen as well as intramural air; these are consistent with emphysematous cholecystitis. He was treated with antibiotics and percutaneous gallbladder drainage and finally was discharged uneventfully. We discuss the unusual insidious… CONTINUE READING