Gangrenous cholecystitis

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 15 February 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Gangrenous cholecystitis gallbladder[TI]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H Gangrenous cholecystitis. website. Accessed August 21st, 2019.
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
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