Gangrenous cholecystitis

Discussion:

Gangrenous cholecystitis is a severe advanced type of acute cholecystitis which usually occurs in old men and those with coexisting cardiovascular disease.

It usually occurs secondary to increased intraluminal pressure due to cystic duct obstruction, which results in marked distention of the gallbladder, ischemic necrosis of the wall, and intramural hemorrhage or abscess

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