Computed tomography of complicated cholecystitis

Neela Lamki*, Bharat Raval, Edward St. Ville

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Reported are 10 patients with surgically verified acute cholecystitis and its complications. Of these 10 patients, 6 (60%) had atypical clinical presentation so that cholecystitis was not the primary diagnosis being considered before computed tomography. Common computed tomography findings included gallbladder wall thickening (100%), pericholecystic fluid (80%), gallstones (50%), and air in the gallbladder lumen and wall (20%). An awareness of the computed tomography appearances can be helpful in the diagnosis of complicated cholecystitis even when the clinical presentation is atypical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-324
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computed Tomography
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1986


  • Cholecystitis, complicated
  • Computed tomography
  • Gallbladder, infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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