Acute acalculous cholecystitis

M. S. Fox, P. J. Wilk, H. S. Weissmann, Leonard M. Freeman, M. L. Gliedman

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Abstract

Sixty-eight patients with acute acalculous cholecystitis were reviewed. The results of history and physical examinations were usually nondiagnostic. IDA cholescintigraphy (93 per cent accuracy rate) was the only reliable diagnostic modality. The results of oral cholecystography, intravenous cholangiography and ultrasonography were considerably less reliable. One-half of the patients had gangrenous cholecystitis. Cholecystectomy was the preferred operation with an over-all mortality of 9 per cent. IDA cholescintigraphy is an important new modality for the diagnosis of acute acalculous cholecystitis which, in the past, has often been difficult to diagnose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume159
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Acalculous Cholecystitis
Acute Cholecystitis
Cholecystography
Cholecystitis
Cholangiography
Cholecystectomy
Physical Examination
Ultrasonography
History
Mortality

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  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Fox, M. S., Wilk, P. J., Weissmann, H. S., Freeman, L. M., & Gliedman, M. L. (1984). Acute acalculous cholecystitis. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 159(1), 13-16.

Acute acalculous cholecystitis. / Fox, M. S.; Wilk, P. J.; Weissmann, H. S.; Freeman, Leonard M.; Gliedman, M. L.

In: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 159, No. 1, 1984, p. 13-16.

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Fox, MS, Wilk, PJ, Weissmann, HS, Freeman, LM & Gliedman, ML 1984, 'Acute acalculous cholecystitis', Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 159, no. 1, pp. 13-16.
Fox MS, Wilk PJ, Weissmann HS, Freeman LM, Gliedman ML. Acute acalculous cholecystitis. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1984;159(1):13-16.
Fox, M. S. ; Wilk, P. J. ; Weissmann, H. S. ; Freeman, Leonard M. ; Gliedman, M. L. / Acute acalculous cholecystitis. In: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics. 1984 ; Vol. 159, No. 1. pp. 13-16.
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