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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Jun;194(6):1523-9. doi: 10.2214/AJR.09.3640.

CT findings of acute cholecystitis and its complications.

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Department of Radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84132-2140, USA. jonathan.shakespear@hsc.utah.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this article is to describe and illustrate the CT findings of acute cholecystitis and its complications.

CONCLUSION:

CT findings suggesting acute cholecystitis should be interpreted with caution and should probably serve as justification for further investigation with abdominal ultrasound. CT has a relatively high negative predictive value, and acute cholecystitis is unlikely in the setting of a negative CT. Complications of acute cholecystitis have a characteristic CT appearance and include necrosis, perforation, abscess formation, intraluminal hemorrhage, and wall emphysema.

PMID:
20489092
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.09.3640
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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