Colecistitis enfisematosa. Reporte de un caso

Francisco Candia-De La Rosa, René; Candia-García, Raúl; Miguel Palacios-Solís, Juan
January 2007
Revista de Sanidad Militar;ene/feb2007, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p39
Academic Journal
Emphysematous cholecystitis is an acute infection of the gall bladder wall caused by gas-forming organisms. Described by Stoltz in 1901,1,2 it was thought to be a rare disorder. However, as a result of improved imaging techniques, it is now being described with increasing frequency. In contrast to acute cholecystitis, emphysematous cholecystitis occurs more commonly in elderly and diabetic patients, and is frequently associated with perforation and death.3 We report a case of a male patient 57 years old, with Diabetes Mellitus II who developed acute emphysematous cholecystitis.


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