CASE STUDY OF EMPHYSEMATOUS CHOLECYSTITIS
Jaisingh Shinde*, Subodh Pandit, Dr. Vardhan Joshi, Rushikesh Naik
Emphysema of the gallbladder is a rare complication of acute cholecystitis. It presents as an acute fulminating cholecystitis with toxaemia setting in rapidly. It is characterized by the presence of gas in the gallbladder wall and pericholecystic tissue, early diagnosis is essential as its squeal are gangrene and perforation It is common amongst diabetics and elderly males and has a high mortality of 15-25% 1 Early cholecystectomy is indicated. We present one such case of emphysematous cholecystitis managed successfully by early cholecystectomy without ERCP.
Keywords: cholecystitis, toxaemia, pericholecystic.
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