Gangrenous cholecystitis

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 February 2018, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: Gangrenous cholecystitis gallbladder[TI]

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Gangrenous cholecystitis. website. Accessed July 18th, 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
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