Gallbladder & extrahepatic bile ducts

Cholecystitis

Gangrenous cholecystitis



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Minor changes: 18 January 2021

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PubMed Search: Gangrenous cholecystitis gallbladder[TI]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Gangrenous cholecystitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/gallbladdergangrenouschol.html. Accessed September 20th, 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
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