Acute acalculous cholecystitis: Incidence, risk factors, diagnosis, and outcome

Kalliafas, Stavros; Ziegler, Daniel W.; Flancbaum, Louis; Choban, Patricia S.
May 1998
American Surgeon;May1998, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p471
Academic Journal
Investigates the incidence, risk factors, methods of diagnosis and outcome of acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC). Characteristics of AAC; Pathogenesis; Multiple risk factors; Suggested approaches in the diagnosis of AAC.


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