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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Acalculous cholecystitis

IBCC chapter & cast - November 7, 2019 by Josh Farkas
"Acalculous cholecystitis is a slippery beast. It's pretty uncommon, lurking among the myriad of sick ICU patients with moderately abnormal gallbladders. It is likely both under-diagonsed and over-diagonsed at various times. Indeed, since surgical cholecystectomy is currently rare, it is frequently unclear whether a patient ever had acalculous cholecystitis! (For example, if a cholecystostomy drain is placed and the patient recovers, it may remain murky whether the drain was truly required.) This chapter attempts to sift through the confusion."