Emphysematous Cholecystitis: Rare Scenario Revisited

  • Mohan Venkatesh PulleEmail author
  • Tarun Mittal
  • Ashish Dey
  • Vinod K. Malik
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Emphysematous cholecystitis (EC) is a rare form of acute cholecystitis caused by gas-forming organisms. This entity is characterized radiologically by presence of air within the lumen or in the wall and carries a high morbidity and mortality. The following article pictorially exemplifies this uncommon presentation managed by laparoscopy.


Emphysematous Cholecystitis Laparoscopy Cholecystectomy 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohan Venkatesh Pulle
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tarun Mittal
    • 1
  • Ashish Dey
    • 1
  • Vinod K. Malik
    • 1
  1. 1.Sir Ganga Ram HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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