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 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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GB polyp Flat gallbladder wall thickening Adenocarcinoma 5 28 Adenoma 10 0 Adenomyosis 0 63 Nonneoplastic polyp 28 7 Chronic cholecystitis 0 21 Total 43 119 Table 2: Diagnostic effectiveness comparison for ETBD cytology and ETGD cytology.
He had no history of biliary disease/symptoms and had no evidence of acute or chronic cholecystitis, biliary disease, or other biliary disease at the time of donation.
The study involved patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis with chronic cholecystitis undergoing either laparoscopic or open cholecystectomy in this institute.
acute cholecystitis group, chronic cholecystitis group and no inflammation group.
Conclusion: Chronic cholecystitis was the commonest histopathologic finding in this study.
In rare cases of chronic Cholecystitis, he said that patients may also receive medicine that dissolves gallstones over a period of time.
Pathological examination revealed chronic cholecystitis on mucosal tissue with erosions, hyperplasia of fibrous connective tissue and congestion of the blood vessels in the anastomotic tissue (Fig.1C).
Conclusion: In both LC and OC groups there was no wound infection in cases of chronic cholecystitis, the frequency of occurrence of wound infection was three times as common in OC as compared to LC in acute cholecystitis / empyema.
Histopathological examination of the specimen revealed exacerbation of chronic cholecystitis, gallbladder wall with mucosal folds, some of them entering the blanket muscle (Rokitansky sinuses) and chronic inflammation.
The samples analyzed consisted of 128 advanced GBCs and 99 cases of chronic cholecystitis (CC).
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: A prospective comparative study in patients with acute vs chronic cholecystitis. Surg Endosc 2000;14:358-361.

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