Acute cholecystitis: CT findings.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Some patients with acute cholecystitis may have symptoms suggestive of an abscess or other intra-abdominal inflammation and, therefore, may be referred for a CT of the abdomen. This report reviews the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and CT findings of acute cholecystitis (gallstones, wall thickening, distention, pericholecystic fluid, and pericholecystic stranding). Pitfalls and complications of the diagnosis are discussed. Those scenarios where CT may prove superior to ultrasound or hepatobiliary scintigraphy are highlighted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paulson, EK

Published Date

  • February 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 56 - 63

PubMed ID

  • 10688067

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-2171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0887-2171(00)90013-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States