Predictive factors for the diagnosis of severe acute cholecystitis in an emergency setting

@article{Borzellino2013PredictiveFF,
  title={Predictive factors for the diagnosis of severe acute cholecystitis in an emergency setting},
  author={Giuseppe Borzellino and Francesca Steccanella and William Amaro Mantovani and Michele Genna},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={3388-3395}
}
BackgroundThe aim of this study was to assess predictive factors for the diagnosis of severe acute cholecystitis.MethodsThe medical records of 295 patients with pathologically confirmed acute cholecystitis were reviewed. Patients were divided, based on pathology findings, into a group with nonsevere acute cholecystitis and a group with severe acute cholecystitis. Preoperative data were compared by univariate and multivariate analyses. Therefore, diagnostic values were assessed based on the… CONTINUE READING
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