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Gangrenous cholecystitis

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 11 February 2013, last major update September 2012
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● Occurs in 15% of acute cholecystitis cases
● Mural infarction, with perforation in 25%
● Associated with Clostridium perfringes and air in gallbladder (pneumobilia)
● High mortality rate

Case reports

● 79 year old man with acute cholecystitis (J Med Case Rep 2011;5:199)

Gross images

Various images

End of Gallbladder > Cholecystitis > Gangrenous cholecystitis

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