chronic cholecystitis


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chron·ic cho·le·cys·ti·tis

chronic inflammation of the gallbladder, usually secondary to lithiasis, with lymphocytic infiltration and fibrosis that may produce marked thickening of the wall.

chronic cholecystitis

chronic cholecystitis

Chronic inflammation of the gallbladder, a condition caused by repeated episodes of acute cholecystitis, which may lead to fibrosis of the gallbladder wall. See Cholecystitis, Gallstones.
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Cholecystectomy, whether open or laparoscopic, is the treatment of choice for cholelithiasis with chronic cholecystitis.
3 in chronic cholecystitis and no inflammation group respectively.
Out of the total 400 cholecystectomy specimens, chronic cholecystitis was the main diagnostic entity and was reported in 329 (82.
We found no wound infection in any case of chronic cholecystitis.
Examples of staining intensity are illustrated in Figure 1, showing positive staining to phospho-mTOR in the cytoplasm of gallbladder cancer cells (Figure 1, D through F), whereas the chronic cholecystitis tissue shows a variable intensity (Figure 1, A through C).
A naerobes are infrequent causes of biliary infections and are usually associated with chronic cholecystitis [1].
We agree that any patient with acute or chronic cholecystitis would best benefit from a cholecystectomy, but our data [do] not support routine ultrasound or routine cholecystectomy in asymptomatic, morbidly obese patients considering weight loss surgery," said Dr.
Gallbladder bile from patients with acute and chronic cholecystitis yields organisms in 30 - 50% of patients.
Chronic cholecystitis is the predominant pathology in 89.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones: a comparison of outcome between acute and chronic cholecystitis.
Depending upon the preoperative diagnosis and laparoscopic findings, patients had diagnosis of biliary colic/ chronic cholecystitis 69.
Among the different cases which underwent laparoscopy most were acute or chronic cholecystitis both comprising 31% and 46% in group A while 28% and 57% in group B respectively.

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