acute cholecystitis

a·cute cho·le·cys·ti·tis

inflammation and/or hemorrhagic necrosis, with variable infection, ulceration, and neutrophilic infiltration of the gallbladder wall; usually resulting from impaction of a stone in the cystic duct.

acute cholecystitis

acute cholecystitis

Acute inflammation of the gallbladder.

Clinical finding
Right upper quadrant pain, variable severity, sudden onset, rigidity and rebound tenderness with peritonitis, nausea, vomiting, constipation, fever, slow pulse, Murphy sign; spontaneous remission is not uncommon.
 
Imaging
Stones by ultrasound, plain films, CT.
 
Management
Cholecystectomy.
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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is widely considered as the treatment of choice for acute cholecystitis and it can be performed safely in selected patients.
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Background: The efficacy and timing of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis has been a subject of debate for years.
Recientemente, en un consenso de expertos (International Consensus Meeting for the Management of Acute Cholecystitis and Colangitis) realizado en 2006 en Tokio, se describieron los criterios imagenologicos para el diagnostico de la colecistitis aguda (tabla 2).
Delaying gallbladder surgery in elderly patients with acute cholecystitis might save money in the short run, but it racks up a bigger bill later in health outcomes and cash outlay, judging by a Medicare claims database study.
Clinical presentation of biliary ascariasis is similar to that of acute cholecystitis or cholangitis, with episodic right upper quadrant pain and low-grade fever, often accompanied by jaundice [3].
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Accurate diagnosis of acute cholecystitis versus a bad case of biliary colic is not always obvious, but distinguishing between the two has important therapeutic implications.
Acute cholecystitis was diagnosed, and a cholecysrectomy was performed.

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