Acute calculous cholecystitis

Case contributed by RMH Core Conditions


Right upper quadrant pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

The gallbladder contains numerous small stones. Gallbladder wall is minimally thickened at 3 mm and there is a very small amount of fluid adjacent to the gallbladder in the gallbladder fossa.

The patient had mild but definitely localized maximal tenderness over the gallbladder.

The findings are those of acute calculous cholecystitis.

Case Discussion

The patient proceeded to cholecystectomy and histopathology confirmed the imaging findings. 

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