Acute Cholecystitis Secondary to Unusual Gallstones

Sanowski, Robert A.; Arbaje-Ramirez, Seneo
February 1979
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb1979, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p193
Academic Journal
Gallstone formation around metallic foreign bodies is an unusual cause of acute cholecystitis. Two cases of penetrating abdominal trauma are described in which metallic fragments served as the nidus for calculus formation and later precipitated an acute abdominal problem.


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