Acute acalculous cholecystitis

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

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 30 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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