The changing face of emphysematous cholecystitis.

  title={The changing face of emphysematous cholecystitis.},
  author={Karan Singh Gill and Anthony Chapman and Michael J. Weston},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  volume={70 838},
Emphysematous cholecystitis is a variant of acute cholecystitis characterized by the presence of gas in the gall bladder lumen, wall or pericholecystic tissues in the absence of an abnormal communication between the biliary system and the gastrointestinal tract. In the past, the diagnosis has relied on the plain abdominal radiograph (AXR), since there are no clinical features to separate this condition from simple acute cholecystitis. The apparently high mortality and morbidity associated with… CONTINUE READING


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