Complication of acute gangrenous and emphysematous cholecystitis

What is the major complication of acute gangrenous and emphysematous cholecystitis?

The major complication is gallbladder perforation, which most commonly occurs through the gallbladder fundus.

On CT and MRI, a focal gallbladder wall defect, gallbladder contour irregularity, extraluminal gallstones, or a pericholecystic abscess may be seen. Other imaging findings may include bile peritonitis, pneumoperitoneum, fistula formation to an adjacent bowel loop, small bowel obstruction, and abdominal abscess formation.


Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information