Summary: Acute inflammation of the GALLBLADDER wall. It is characterized by the presence of ABDOMINAL PAIN; FEVER; and LEUKOCYTOSIS. Gallstone obstruction of the CYSTIC DUCT is present in approximately 90% of the cases.
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- Randomized clinical trial of open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of acute cholecystitis (Br J Surg 2005; 92: 44-49)R Rai
Br J Surg 92:494. 2005
- Evaluation of preoperative sonography in acute cholecystitis to predict technical difficulties during laparoscopic cholecystectomyKyung Soo Cho
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Mokdong Hospital, 911 1, Mokdong, Yangcheon Ku, Seoul 158 710, South Korea
J Clin Ultrasound 32:115-22. 2004The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of preoperative sonography in predicting technical difficulties during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with acute cholecystitis.
- Initial experience on utility of gadobenate dimeglumine (Gd-BOPTA) enhanced T1-weighted MR cholangiography in diagnosis of acute cholecystitisErhan Akpinar
Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey
J Magn Reson Imaging 30:578-85. 2009To investigate the feasibility of the use of gadobenate dimeglumine (also known as Gd-BOPTA) -enhanced T1-weighted MR cholangiography in diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.
- [Imaging of simple and complicated acute cholecystitis]M De Vargas Macciucca
Servizio di Radiologia, Dipartimento di Emergenza e Accettazione, Policlinico Umberto I, Roma, Italia
Clin Ter 157:435-42. 2006b>Acute Cholecystitis is a common disease and it needs to be treated in emergency. In case of complication, surgery is mandatory in 48-72 hours...
- Gallbladder carcinoma manifesting as acute cholecystitis: clinical and computed tomographic featuresJiun Lung Liang
Department of Radiology, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Kaohsiung Medical Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Surgery 146:861-8. 2009Gallbladder carcinoma is uncommon and may manifest as acute cholecystitis. An accurate diagnosis is helpful for operative planning and this study attempted to explore the distinctive clinical and computed tomographic (CT) features for ..
- Right bundle branch block and coved-type ST-segment elevation mimicked by acute cholecystitisMasato Furuhashi
Second Department of Internal Medicine, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
Circ J 67:802-4. 2003A 69-year-old woman had acute cholecystitis that mimicked right bundle branch block with coved-type ST-segment elevation in the precordial electrocardiogram leads (Brugada-type ST shift)...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. Can preoperative factors predict conversion?Iftikhar A Khan
Division of General Surgery, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Med J 25:299-302. 2004To determine if preoperative clinical, laboratory and radiology data can predict conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis to open procedure.
- Microflora of bile aspirates in patients with acute cholecystitis with or without cholelithiasis: a tropical experienceMalini R Capoor
Department of Microbiology, Vardhman Mahaveer Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
Braz J Infect Dis 12:222-5. 2008..The patients were divided into three groups: Group A consisted of patients with acute cholecystitis with cholelithiasis; Group B consisted of patients with acute cholecystitis with gastrointestinal ailments ..
- Impact of delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy after percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage for patients with complicated acute cholecystitisHyung Ook Kim
Department of Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 19:20-4. 2009Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for complicated acute cholecystitis is associated with high rates of complications and conversion to open cholecystectomy...
- Does an acute care surgical model improve the management and outcome of acute cholecystitis?Christopher W Lehane
Department of General Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
ANZ J Surg 80:438-42. 2010The aim of this study was to compare the management and outcome of acute cholecystitis in an acute care surgery (ACS) model to that of the traditional home-call attending surgeon...
- Latent gallbladder carcinoma in a young adult patient with acute cholecystitis: report of a caseShogo Tanaka
Department of Surgery, Moriguchi Ikuno Memorial Hospital, 6 17 33 Satanakamachi, Moriguchi, Osaka 570 0002, Japan
Surg Today 37:713-5. 2007b>Acute cholecystitis associated with gallbladder carcinoma is very rare in young patients (younger than 30 years of age). Moreover, a definitive preoperative diagnosis is difficult...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in the elderly: a retrospective study of 100 patientsJ Moyson
Department of Digestive, Laparoscopic and Thoracic Surgery C H U Brugmann, U L B, Brussels, Belgium
Hepatogastroenterology 55:1975-80. 2008The objective of this retrospective study is to evaluate the use oflaparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of acute cholecystitis in elderly patients, and to identify risk factors for mortality.
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in the elderly: a retrospective studyK E Coenye
Brugmann University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
Hepatogastroenterology 52:17-21. 2005Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in the elderly remains a subject almost unstudied. A first study performed at Brugmann hospital broached the subject, but was rather unsatisfying...
- Increased gallbladder trypsin in acute cholecystitis indicates functional disorder in the sphincter of oddi and could make EPT a logical procedureJozef Vracko
University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13:308-13. 2003Clinical and surgical observations confirm that acute cholecystitis (ACh) and acute biliary pancreatitis can coexist and that differentiation may be difficult even at surgery...
- Techniques of biliary drainage for acute cholecystitis: Tokyo GuidelinesToshio Tsuyuguchi
Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba, 260 8677, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 14:46-51. 2007The principal management of acute cholecystitis is early cholecystectomy. However, percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) may be preferable for patients with moderate (grade II) or severe (grade III) acute cholecystitis...
- Cost-utility and value-of-information analysis of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisE Wilson
Health Economics Group, Faculty of Health, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Br J Surg 97:210-9. 2010..cholecystectomy (ELC) to be safe and to shorten total hospital stay compared with delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (DLC) for acute cholecystitis. The cost-effectiveness of ELC versus DLC for acute cholecystitis is unknown.
- Endoscopic naso-gallbladder drainage in the treatment of acute cholecystitis: alleviates inflammation and fixes operator's aim during early laparoscopic cholecystectomyNaoyuki Toyota
Department of Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 2 11 1 Kaga cho, Itabashi ku, Tokyo 173 8605, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 13:80-5. 2006..Although surgery is often problematic in patients with acute cholecystitis because of inflammation, making Callot's triangle difficult to distinguish, the use of endoscopic naso-..
- Acute cholecystitis: MR findings and differentiation from chronic cholecystitisErsan Altun
Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 7510, 2000 Old Clinic Bldg, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7510, USA
Radiology 244:174-83. 2007..To retrospectively determine the sensitivity and specificity of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for differentiation between acute and chronic cholecystitis, with histopathologic analysis as the reference standard...
- Conservative treatment versus endoscopic sphincterotomy in the initial management of acute cholecystitis in elderly patients at high surgical riskJ Vracko
Deparment of Gastroenterological Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Endoscopy 38:773-8. 2006Surgery in elderly patients with acute cholecystitis is quite a high-risk procedure...
- Acute cholecystitis accompanied by acute pancreatitis potentially caused by Dolosigranulum pigrumJung Chung Lin
Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Tri Service General Hospital, National Defence Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
J Clin Microbiol 44:2298-9. 2006We report a case of acute cholecystitis accompanied by acute pancreatitis and caused by Dolosigranulum pigrum in a 76-year-old male with gallstones. D...
- Acute cholecystitis with massive upper gastrointestinal bleed: a case report and review of the literatureSundeep S Saluja
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
BMC Gastroenterol 7:12. 2007..Its presentation with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) is even rarer. Thirteen patients with cystic artery pseudoaneurysm have been reported in the literature but only 2 of them presented with UGIH alone...
- Routine early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis after conclusion of a randomized controlled trialA Y B Teoh
Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Br J Surg 94:1128-32. 2007The aim of this retrospective review was to assess the clinical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis since the conclusion of a randomized controlled trial in 1997.
- EUS-guided transmural cholecystostomy as rescue management for acute cholecystitis in elderly or high-risk patients: a prospective feasibility studySang Soo Lee
Department of Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea
Gastrointest Endosc 66:1008-12. 2007Although EUS-guided drainage procedures have been used to collect peripancreatic fluids, little is known regarding EUS-guided transmural gallbladder drainage for high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis.
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in the elderly: is it safe?Boris Kirshtein
Department of Surgery A Soroka Medical Center, Department of Epidemiology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:334-9. 2008The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients with acute cholecystitis aged 75 years and older.
- Endoscopic gallbladder drainage for management of acute cholecystitisTakao Itoi
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
Gastrointest Endosc 71:1038-45. 2010Nonoperative gallbladder drainage methods for acute cholecystitis include percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage and percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder aspiration, endoscopic nasogallbladder drainage and gallbladder stenting ..
- Diagnostic criteria and severity assessment of acute cholecystitis: Tokyo GuidelinesMasahiko Hirota
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 14:78-82. 2007The aim of this article is to propose new criteria for the diagnosis and severity assessment of acute cholecystitis, based on a systematic review of the literature and a consensus of experts...
- Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the safety and effectiveness of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisK Gurusamy
Hepatopancreatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgery, University Department of Surgery, Royal Free and University College School of Medicine, London, UK
Br J Surg 97:141-50. 2010In many countries laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is mainly performed after the acute episode has settled because of the anticipated increased risk of morbidity and higher conversion rate from laparoscopic to open ..
- CT findings of acute cholecystitis and its complicationsJonathan S Shakespear
Department of Radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 2140, USA
AJR Am J Roentgenol 194:1523-9. 2010The purpose of this article is to describe and illustrate the CT findings of acute cholecystitis and its complications.
- Endosonography-guided gallbladder drainage for acute cholecystitis following covered metal stent deploymentOsamu Takasawa
Department of Gastroenterology, Sendai City Medical Center, Miyagino ku, Sendai, Japan
Dig Endosc 21:43-7. 2009..In order to relieve acute cholecystitis which developed in a patient with unresectable malignant biliary obstruction after deployment of a covered ..
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for severe acute cholecystitis. A meta-analysis of resultsGiuseppe Borzellino
1st Department of General Surgery, OCM Borgo Trento Hospital, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Surg Endosc 22:8-15. 2008The aim of this review was to evaluate surgical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gangrenous and empyematous acute cholecystitis defined as severe acute cholecystitis.
- Antimicrobial therapy for acute cholecystitis: Tokyo GuidelinesMasahiro Yoshida
Department of Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, 2 11 1 Kaga, Itabashi ku, Tokyo, 173 8605, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 14:83-90. 2007b>Acute cholecystitis consists of various morbid conditions, ranging from mild cases that are relieved by the oral administration of antimicrobial drugs or that resolve even without antimicrobials to severe cases complicated by biliary ..
- Urgent cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in a district general hospital - is it feasible?M N Khan
Department of General Surgery, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, UK
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 91:30-4. 2009..However, its place remains controversial in the management of acute cholecystitis due to a high reported incidence of bile leaks and conversion rate...
- Unusual cases of acute cholecystitis and cholangitis: Tokyo GuidelinesHideki Yasuda
Department of Surgery, Teikyo University Chiba Medical Center, 3426 3 Anesaki, Ichihara, Chiba, 299 0111, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 14:98-113. 2007Unusual cases of acute cholecystitis and cholangitis include (1) pediatric biliary tract infections, (2) geriatric biliary tract infections, (3) acalculous cholecystitis, (4) acute and intrahepatic cholangitis accompanying ..
- Surgical treatment of patients with acute cholecystitis: Tokyo GuidelinesYuichi Yamashita
Department of Surgery, Fukuoka University Hospital, Fukuoka University School of Medicine, 7 45 1 Nanakuma, Jonan ku, Fukuoka, 814 0180, Japan
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 14:91-7. 2007Cholecystectomy has been widely performed in the treatment of acute cholecystitis, and laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been increasingly adopted as the method of surgery over the past 15 years...
- Early versus delayed cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsSatoru Shikata
Department of Surgery, Division of Digestive Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Japan
Surg Today 35:553-60. 2005We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to determine the optimal timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and open cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.
- Percutaneous cholecystostomy in the management of acute cholecystitisWilliam M K Teoh
Upper G I Laparoscopic General Surgical Unit, Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ANZ J Surg 75:396-8. 2005Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) has been used in managing acute cholecystitis in the setting of a patient with severe comorbidities where emergency cholecystectomy would carry significant mortality...
- Acute cholecystitis with a hemocholecyst as an unusual presentation of gallbladder cancer: report of a caseJoseph Ku
Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, 200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 8896, USA
Surg Today 34:973-6. 2004..We report a case of carcinoma of the gallbladder disclosed by an emergency cholecystectomy, performed for acute cholecystitis caused by a hemocholecyst...
- Urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the management of acute cholecystitis: timing does not influence conversion rateY C Wang
Department of Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, No 2, Yuh Der Road, Taichung, 404, Taiwan
Surg Endosc 20:806-8. 2006The optimal treatment of acute cholecystitis is urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Most reports suggest that a delay of 72 or 96 h from onset of symptoms leads to a higher conversion rate...
- Fitz-Hugh-Curtis-syndrome mimicking acute cholecystitis: value of new ultrasound findings in the differential diagnosisF Piscaglia
Div Internal Medicine, Dept of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Italy
Ultraschall Med 26:227-30. 2005..This prompted laparoscopic exploration of the subdiaphragmatic space, and the final diagnosis of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis-syndrome was made. Such ultrasound finding appears to be a new diagnostic feature of this syndrome...
- Early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trialsTamim Siddiqui
Department of Surgery, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland
Am J Surg 195:40-7. 2008The appropriate timing for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of acute cholecystitis remains controversial...
- Sex-based analysis of the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisH K Lee
Department of Surgery and Medical Research Centre, Ewha Women s University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Br J Surg 92:463-6. 2005Complicated acute cholecystitis, for example when empyema or gangrene is present, is associated with increased postoperative morbidity and mortality rates...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisAngel Iliev Popkharitov
Department of Surgery, Neurosurgery and Urology, Medical Faculty, Thracian University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Langenbecks Arch Surg 393:935-41. 2008..aim of this study is to present our experience and results with performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis evaluating the effect of timing of surgery and the influence of the various types of gallbladder ..
- Contemporary minimally invasive approaches to the management of acute cholecystitis: a review and appraisalDebashish Bhattacharya
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 15:1-8. 2005b>Acute cholecystitis is one of the most common emergency admissions in surgical practice...
- Acute cholecystitis at initial presentation of polyarteritis nodosaSandra Regina Muchinechi Fernandes
Disciplina de Reumatologia, Departamento de Clinica Medica, FCM UNICAMP, State University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Clin Rheumatol 24:625-7. 2005..We report a case of a 48-year-old man who was admitted due to acute cholecystitis. He had complained of myalgia, fever and weight loss for about one month prior to admission...
- Role of fundus-first laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the management of acute cholecystitis in elderly patientsYu Chun Wang
Trauma and Emergency Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:124-7. 2006..The conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy is more frequent among patients with acute cholecystitis and in elderly patients...
- Trends in surgical management for acute cholecystitisNicholas G Csikesz
Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Surgery 144:283-9. 2008..be performed with either a laparoscopic (LC) or open (OC) approach, remains the definitive treatment for acute cholecystitis (AC) in the United States. There has not been an overall evaluation of the safety and efficacy of LC vs...
- Is complicated gallstone disease preceded by biliary colic?Marc G Besselink
Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Gastrointest Surg 13:312-7. 2009....
- Timing of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisAbdulmohsen A Al-Mulhim
Department of Surgery, King Fahd Hospital of the University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
JSLS 12:282-7. 2008Although many surgeons advocate early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in acute cholecystitis, debate still exists regarding its optimal timing...
- Bile duct injuries during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: primary and long-term results from a single institutionJukka Karvonen
Department of Surgery, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Surg Endosc 21:1069-73. 2007..After the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy the incidence of these injuries has at least doubled, and even after the learning curve, the incidence has plateaued at the level of 0.5%...
- Is there an optimal time for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis?D Soffer
Division of Trauma, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, P O Box 016960 D 40, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
Surg Endosc 21:805-9. 2007Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is safe in acute cholecystitis, but the exact timing remains ill-defined. This study evaluated the effect of timing of LC in patients with acute cholecystitis.
- Acute cholecystitis: when is the best time for laparoscopic cholecystectomy?Nicolas Condilis
Surgical Dept General Hospital of Nikaia Saint Panteleimon, Piraeus, Greece
Ann Ital Chir 79:23-7. 2008..The question is when to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the face of acute cholecystitis. The last decade (1995-2004) 297 patients had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis...
- Metastatic melanoma of the gallbladder: an unusual clinical presentation of acute cholecystitisSpiridon Vernadakis
4th Department of Surgery, Athens University School of Medicine, Attikon General Hospital, Rimini 1, 12462 Chaidari, Athens, Greece
World J Gastroenterol 15:3434-6. 2009..man who arrived at our clinic with acute abdominal pain, which, after investigation, was diagnosed as acute cholecystitis. The patient underwent laparotomy and cholecystectomy...
- Immediate laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: no need to waitKent A Stevens
University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Trauma Critical Care, Rm 5411, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 5063, USA
Am J Surg 192:756-61. 2006..Early, within 72 hours, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute chlolecystitis (AC) is the standard of care. We reviewed our experience with immediate (within 24 hours) LC for AC to determine whether this also was safe...
- Gallstone disease: Surgical aspects of symptomatic cholecystolithiasis and acute cholecystitisF Keus
Diakonessenhuis, Bosboomstraat 1, 3582 KE Utrecht, The Netherlands
Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 20:1031-51. 2006..b>Acute cholecystitis is a complication of gallstones...
- Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the preferred management of acute cholecystitisRobert A Casillas
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, 4760 Sunset Blvd, Third Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
Arch Surg 143:533-7. 2008..rates when compared with antibiotic therapy plus interval LC or percutaneous cholecystostomy in patients admitted to a surgical service because of acute cholecystitis. However, actual practice does not conform to current evidence.
- The safety of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients older than sixty with stratification based on ASA scoreNam Joon Yi
Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 15:159-64. 2006The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute cholecystitis (AC) in patients older than sixty years of age, with stratification based on the ASA (American Society of ..
- Timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a prospective non randomized studyGeorge Tzovaras
Department of Surgery, University of Thessaly School of Medicine, University Hospital of Larissa, 19 Agorogianni A Street, Larissa 41335, Greece
World J Gastroenterol 12:5528-31. 2006To study the timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with acute cholecystitis.
- Can acute cholecystitis with gallbladder perforation be detected preoperatively by computed tomography in ED? Correlation with clinical data and computed tomography featuresMing Jen Tsai
Department of Emergency Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien 970, Taiwan
Am J Emerg Med 27:574-81. 2009The purpose of this study is to determine which computed tomography (CT) findings and clinical data can help to diagnose gallbladder perforation in acute cholecystitis.
- Timing of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: evidence to support a proposal for an early interval surgeryJee K Low
Department of Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom
Am Surg 73:1188-92. 2007..to overcome the logistical difficulties in performing early urgent LC within 72 hours of admission with acute cholecystitis (AC), and to avoid earlier readmission with recurrent AC in patients awaiting delayed interval...
- Endoscopic gallbladder drainage of patients with acute cholecystitisD W Kjaer
Surgical Gastroenterological Department L, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
Endoscopy 39:304-8. 2007The standard treatment for acute cholecystitis is early laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
- Early versus delayed-interval laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a metaanalysisH Lau
Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Center, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
Surg Endosc 20:82-7. 2006Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been advocated for the management of acute cholecystitis, but little evidence exists to support the superiority of this approach over delayed-interval operation...
- Percutaneous gall bladder aspiration as an alternative to laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Child-Pugh C cirrhotic patients with acute cholecystitisG Curro
Gut 55:898-9. 2006
- Torsion of the gallbladder: a rare cause of acute cholecystitisDavid M Lemonick
Department of Emergency Medicine, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, 4800 Friendship Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
J Emerg Med 30:397-401. 2006..Several clinical and imaging findings can be used to distinguish gallbladder torsion from typical acute cholecystitis. By recognizing and treating gallbladder torsion early in its course, a low surgical morbidity and ..
- A prospective study of bile leaks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitisEdward P Dominguez
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Department of Surgery, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Am Surg 72:265-8. 2006Surgeons are increasingly performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the setting of acute cholecystitis. The acutely inflamed gallbladder poses a more technically demanding dissection with potential for an increase in bile leak rates...
- First report of acute cholecystitis with sepsis caused by Cellulomonas denverensisHirofumi Ohtaki
Department of Informative Clinical Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 1 Yanagido, Gifu 501 1194, Japan
J Clin Microbiol 47:3391-3. 2009..Here we report a female case of acute cholecystitis and sepsis in which C. denverensis was determined to be causative.
- Predicting the success of endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder drainage for patients with acute cholecystitis during pretreatment evaluationOsamu Ogawa
Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital, Aoba ku, Yokohama, Japan
Can J Gastroenterol 22:681-5. 2008..endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder drainage (ETGBD) has been reported to be an effective treatment for acute cholecystitis, technical difficulties have precluded more widespread use of this technique...
- Percutaneous cholecystostomy: a bridge to surgery or definite management of acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients?Per Leveau
Department of Surgery, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
Scand J Gastroenterol 43:593-6. 2008Cholecystectomy is the standard treatment for acute cholecystitis, but in high-risk patients with serious comorbidity and in patients of advanced age there is substantial morbidity and mortality associated with the intervention...
- Early or delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis? Conclusions of a controlled trialFrancisco J Gonzalez-Rodriguez
Department of Surgery, Hospital Clinico Universitario, Medical School, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Hepatogastroenterology 56:11-6. 2009Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is now accepted as being safe for acute cholecystitis. However, it has not become routine, because the exact timing and approach to the surgical management remains ill defined...
- Epiploic appendagitis mimicking acute cholecystitisWan Ching Lien
Am J Emerg Med 22:507-8. 2004
- Surgical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for severe acute cholecystitisJi Hun Kim
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Ajou University, San 5, Wonchondong, Yeongtonggu, Suwon 442 749, South Korea
J Gastrointest Surg 12:829-35. 2008..the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients who were diagnosed with severe acute cholecystitis (SAC) and to clarify the useful treatment modalities of SAC...
- Randomized clinical trial of open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the treatment of acute cholecystitisM Johansson
Department of Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Br J Surg 92:44-9. 2005The aim of this prospective trial was to determine whether surgical approach (open versus laparoscopic) had an impact on morbidity and postoperative recovery after cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.
- A prospective evaluation of emergency department bedside ultrasonography for the detection of acute cholecystitisShane M Summers
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, USA
Ann Emerg Med 56:114-22. 2010..We assess the diagnostic accuracy of emergency physician-performed bedside ultrasonography and radiology ultrasonography for the detection of cholecystitis, as determined by surgical pathology...
- Percutaneous cholecystostomy for the treatment of acute cholecystitis in the critically ill and elderlyJ C M Li
Department of Surgery, North District Hospital, New Territories East Cluster, 9 Po Kin Road, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Med J 10:389-93. 2004To evaluate the clinical efficacy and outcomes of percutaneous cholecystostomy as an alternative treatment option for elderly and critically ill patients who have acute cholecystitis.
- Role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the early management of acute gallbladder diseaseW K Peng
Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK
Br J Surg 92:586-91. 2005..This study evaluated the role of laparoscopic surgery in the early management of acute gallbladder disease in a single large UK teaching hospital...
- Gallbladder perforation: a rare complication of acute cholecystitisSaad Akhtar Khan
Department of Surgery, Ziauddin University Hospital, Karachi
J Pak Med Assoc 60:228-9. 2010..It is usually a complication of acute cholecystitis with or without gallstones. We present a case of 70-year-old female with abdominal pain and fever...
- Risk factors for acute cholecystitis and a complicated clinical course in patients with symptomatic cholelithiasisJai Young Cho
Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea
Arch Surg 145:329-33; discussion 333. 2010We prospectively evaluated the risk factors for acute cholecystitis (AC).
- Variation in the use of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: a population-based studyChi Ming Lam
Central Surgical Audit Unit, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong, China
Arch Surg 140:1084-8. 2005There is wide variation in the use of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute cholecystitis among all public hospitals in Hong Kong...
- Risk factors for conversion to open surgery in patients with acute cholecystitis undergoing interval laparoscopic cholecystectomyKok Ren Lim
Department of General Surgery, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Ann Acad Med Singapore 36:631-5. 2007Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is associated with higher rate of conversion to laparotomy. The value of several factors that might influence the rate of conversion is analysed.
- Etiological misidentification by routine biochemical tests of bacteremia caused by Gordonia terrae infection in the course of an episode of acute cholecystitisE Gil-Sande
Microbiology Department, Hospital San Rafael, Coruña Spain
J Clin Microbiol 44:2645-7. 2006..We report the first case of bacteremia associated with acute cholecystitis. Commercial biochemical testing was not able to identify the strain at the genus level, classifying it ..
- Bile duct injuries at laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a single-institution prospective study. Acute cholecystitis indicates an increased riskClaes Soderlund
Upper GI Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, Stockholm South Hospital, SE 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden
World J Surg 29:987-93. 2005..Major BDs were transected in five patients (0.3%), three of whom had acute cholecystitis. In the two patients operated on electively, the BD injuries were detected postoperatively, while they were ..
- Acute cholecystitis, biliary obstruction, and biliary leakageHarvey A Ziessman
Division of Nuclear Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
Semin Nucl Med 33:279-96. 2003The use of cholescintigraphy to diagnose acute cholecystitis, biliary obstruction, and biliary leakage dates back to the late 1970s...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: indication, technique, risk and outcomeU Giger
Department of Surgery, Hopital Cantonal Fribourg, 1700, Fribourg, Switzerland
Langenbecks Arch Surg 390:373-80. 2005..However, the laparoscopic approach has remained controversial for patients with acute cholecystitis (AC) because of technical difficulties that, compared with open cholecystectomy (OC), might lead to higher ..
- Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute gangrenous cholecystitisTakaaki Tsushimi
Department of Surgery, Shutoh General Hospital, 1000 1 Kogaisaku, Yanai, Yamaguchi 742 0032, Japan
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:14-8. 2007Treatment of severe acute cholecystitis by laparoscopic cholecystectomy remains controversial because of technical difficulties and high rates of complications and conversion to open cholecystectomy...
- Double gallbladder-a laparoscopic managementAmit Goel
Department of Surgery, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13:348-9. 2003..gallbladder duplication, an unusual biliary anomaly is reported in a young female patient presenting with acute cholecystitis. After a confirmed diagnosis of double gallbladder was made by sonography, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-..
- Clinical practice. Acute calculous cholecystitisSteven M Strasberg
Section of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Washington University in St Louis and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, USA
N Engl J Med 358:2804-11. 2008
- [Simultaneous laparoscopic treatment for common bile duct stones associated with acute cholecystitis. Results of a prospective study]Massimo Chiarugi
UO Univ Chirurgia Generale e Urgenza, Dipartimento di Chirurgia, Universita degli Studi di Pisa, Via Roma, 67 56100 Pisa
Chir Ital 58:709-16. 2006Laparoscopy for the management of acute cholecystitis has gained wide acceptance...
- [Early vs conservative treatment of acute cholecystitis. Personal experience and review of the literature]M Ranalli
Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Siena, Italy
Minerva Chir 59:547-53. 2004The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the results of early cholecystectomy and conservative treatment in acute cholecystitis.
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a safe approach for management of acute cholecystitisStavros Gourgiotis
Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Royal London Hospital, UK
JSLS 11:219-24. 2007Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is increasingly being used as an appropriate early treatment in patients with cholecystitis. This study evaluated the safety, effectiveness, and complications of LC in all cases of acute cholecystitis.
- Surgery for acute cholecystitis in DenmarkAlan P Ainsworth
Department of Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
Scand J Gastroenterol 42:648-51. 2007Despite laparoscopic cholecystectomy being the preferred treatment for elective cholecystectomy, surgery for acute cholecystitis is often performed using the open method...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy as solo surgery with the aid of a robotic camera holder: a case-control studyManfred Kalteis
Surgical Department of St Franziskus Hospital, Grieskirchen, Austria
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:277-82. 2007..By using robotic camera holders, a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is possible as a solo-surgeon operation. The purpose of this paper is to examine the safeness and efficiency of solo-surgeon LCs...
- Removing symptomatic gallstones at their first emergency presentationHanny A Anwar
Department of General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, UK
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 90:394-7. 2008..This study was performed to clarify how frequently early operations were being performed and what benefits resulted...
- [Laparoscopic surgery for acute cholecystitis in the elderly. Our experience]Olimpio Guerriero
UOC di Chirurgia Generale e d Urgenza, Ospedale AGP di Piedimonte Matese Caserta, Azienda Sanitaria Locale Caserta 1
Chir Ital 60:189-97. 2008b>Acute cholecystitis in the elderly is a severe illness with high operative risks and mortality, which, even if less than in the past, is still too high...
- The contribution of acute cholecystitis, obesity, and previous abdominal surgery on the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomyConstantinos Simopoulos
Second Department of Surgery, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Am Surg 73:371-6. 2007The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of acute cholecystitis (AC), obesity, and previous abdominal surgery on laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) outcomes...
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in elderly patientsPaulo Cezar Galvão do Amaral
General Surgery Division, São Rafael Hospital, Department of Surgery, Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saude Publica, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
JSLS 10:479-83. 2006b>Acute cholecystitis is the major complication of biliary lithiasis, for which laparoscopic treatment has been established as the standard therapy...
- Systemic immune response after open versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: a prospective randomized studyY J Boo
Department of Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Scand J Clin Lab Invest 67:207-14. 2007..The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of surgical trauma on systemic inflammation and the immune response in acute cholecystitis.
- Partial cholecystectomy as a safe and viable option in the emergency treatment of complex acute cholecystitis: a case series and review of the literatureMehrdad Soleimani
Department of Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Am Surg 73:498-507. 2007..Fifty-four patients with complex acute cholecystitis underwent PC, including conventional partial cholecystectomy (CPC; n = 48) and laparoscopic partial ..
- Gall bladder perforation: report of 3 casesI O Olaoye
Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria
Afr J Med Med Sci 34:95-7. 2005..These were compared with Neimier's original classification of types of gall bladder perforation and areas of difficulty in management emphasised. The literature was also reviewed...
- Three-port versus four-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute and chronic cholecystitisDhafir Al-azawi
Department of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin Ireland
BMC Surg 7:8. 2007..The three-port technique has been practiced on a limited scale. Our aim was to compare the three-port and four-port LC in acute (AC) and chronic cholecystitis (CC)...
- A 14-year analysis of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: conversion--when and why?Andreas Shamiyeh
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Operative Laparoscopy, II Surgical Department, AKH Linz, Linz, Austria
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:271-6. 2007..diminished over the last decade but still conversion is about 5% to 6% in elective cases and higher in acute cholecystitis. The aim of this study was to analyze the reason for conversion in all patients operated on in our ..
- Gangrenous cholecystitis in the decade before and after the introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomyDimitrios Stefanidis
Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, MC7842, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
JSLS 9:169-73. 2005Gangrenous cholecystitis is a severe form of acute cholecystitis with high morbidity...
- Percutaneous transhepatic gall bladder drainage: a better initial therapeutic choice for patients with gall bladder perforation in the emergency departmentC C Huang
Department of Emergency Medicine, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Emerg Med J 24:836-40. 2007To investigate clinical features and outcomes in patients with acute cholecystitis with gall bladder perforation receiving open cholecystectomy or percutaneous transhepatic gall bladder drainage in the emergency department.
- MYOGENIC DISORDERS OF THE GALLBLADDERJose Behar; Fiscal Year: 2004b>Acute cholecystitis (AC) affects 88% of patients with symptomatic gallbladder (GB) stones over a 18 year period and has a significant morbidity and mortality in elderly patients...
- SURGICAL STUDIES ON GALLBLADDER INFLAMMATIONStuart Myers; Fiscal Year: 1992..leads to in-migration of inflammatory cells and the release of arachidonic acid metabolites in the early stages of acute cholecystitis. Second, to establish treatment stratagies to prevent or lessen the impact of these early events.
- 3D SONOELASTOGRAPHY IMAGING FOR PROSTATE CANCERDeborah Rubens; Fiscal Year: 2006..Year 1: 25 patients) Aim 3: Apply the results of aims 1 and 2 to evaluate the clinical utility of in-vivo prostate cancer detection by sonoelastography. (Years 2-4: 90 patients) ..
- 3D Prostate Cancer Imaging Based on "Crawling Wave" ExcitationDeborah J Rubens; Fiscal Year: 2010..Successful development of the novel 3D crawling wave imaging technology will be readily applicable to ultrasound scanners and therefore can be widely disseminated. ..
- INJURY TO LIVER SINUSOIDAL ENDOTHELIAL CELLSSteven Strasberg; Fiscal Year: 2003..A potentially beneficial improvements in preservation solutions are identified they will be tested in whole isolated livers and by transplantation in the rat. ..