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Acute Cholecystitis

  • Giulia Montori
  • Anna Pecorelli
  • Sandro Sironi
  • Paola Fugazzola
  • Federico Coccolini
  • Cecilia Merli
  • Michele Pisano
  • Luca Ansaloni
Chapter
Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Abstract

Acute cholecystitis (AC) is considered the inflammation of the gallbladder, and it is caused in most cases by the presence of gallstones. According to the literature and WSES guidelines the first radiologic technique for diagnosis of AC remains to be Ultra Sound (US), however Contrast Tomography (CT) scan may play an important role in complicated AC or in patients where no clear symptoms are present.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulia Montori
    • 1
  • Anna Pecorelli
    • 2
  • Sandro Sironi
    • 2
  • Paola Fugazzola
    • 1
  • Federico Coccolini
    • 3
  • Cecilia Merli
    • 4
  • Michele Pisano
    • 1
  • Luca Ansaloni
    • 3
  1. 1.Unit of General and Emergency SurgeryPapa Giovanni XXIII HospitalBergamoItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyPapa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Milano-Bicocca UniversityBergamoItaly
  3. 3.General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery DepartmentBufalini HospitalCesenaItaly
  4. 4.Unit of Emergency MedicinePapa Giovanni XXIII HospitalBergamoItaly

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