Acute Cholecystitis

  • Fabio Cesare Campanile
  • Paolo Colobraro
  • Nicola Foti
  • Massimo Lupo
  • Vincenzo Mandalà
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Acute cholecystitis is an acute inflammatory disease of the gallbladder, often due to gallstones. Between 3% and 10% of all patients with abdominal pain have acute cholecystitis [1] (Fig. 3.1).


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Acute Cholecystitis Bile Duct Injury Open Cholecystectomy Acalculous Cholecystitis 
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  • Fabio Cesare Campanile
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