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Clin Ter. 2013;164(6):e519-22.

Emphysematous cholecystitis: Imaging findings.

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Department of Radiology, "Regina Pacis" Clinic, San Cataldo (CL), Italy.


We report a case of emphysematous cholecystitis. We also offer a review of the literature, emphasizing the clinical features, pathogenesis, imaging features and treatment of this surgical condition. Early recognition and surgical consultation are vital in these patients. The significance of plain abdominal radiographs, ultrasonography, CT and RM studies is discussed. Diagnostic problems are mentioned to help understand this rare clinical condition.

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