Cite this page: Gulwani H. Gangrenous cholecystitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/gallbladdergangrenouschol.html. Accessed May 15th, 2021.
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)