Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Gangrenous cholecystitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/gallbladdergangrenouschol.html. Accessed March 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
- Occurs in 15% of acute cholecystitis cases
- Mural infarction, with perforation in 25%
- Associated with Clostridium perfringens and air in gallbladder (pneumobilia)
- High mortality rate
- 79 year old man with acute cholecystitis (J Med Case Rep 2011;5:199)