Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Gross images | Microscopic (histologic) images | Additional references
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Emphysematous cholecystitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/gallbladderemphysematous.html. Accessed November 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
- Rare form of acute cholecystitis with gas in gallbladder wall, associated with diabetes and peripheral atherosclerotic disease
- 2/3 men, usually 50 - 70 years old, diagnosed with ultrasonographic studies
- May be due to vascular compromise of cystic artery
- Associated with acalculous disease, gallbladder perforation, Clostridium welchii and E. coli infection
Microscopic (histologic) images