CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 152–153

Emphysematous cholecystitis: Complication of hepatic artery embolization


  • Hironobu Nakamura
    • Department of Radiology, Research Institute for Microbial DiseasesOsaka University
  • Hiroshi Kondoh
    • Department of RadiologyOsaka University Medical School

DOI: 10.1007/BF02577926

Cite this article as:
Nakamura, H. & Kondoh, H. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (1986) 9: 152. doi:10.1007/BF02577926


We report a case of acute emphysematous cholecystitis that occurred following hepatic artery embolization for hepatocellular carcinoma but was cured by conservative therapy. In view of its pathogenesis, emphysematous cholecystitis seems likely to be a complication of hepatic artery embolization.

Key words

Emphysematous cholecystitisLiver, neoplasmEmbolization, therapeuticEmbolization, complications

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986