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Case Report

Vol. 8 No. 1 (2004)

Emphysematous Cholecystitis: An Unusual Presentation of a Rare Disease

  • Daniel B de Araujo
  • D´écio V Renck
  • Marcelo AP de Britto
  • Danise S Oliveira
  • Fernanda T Lauermann
October 25, 2020


We report a case of radiological diagnosis of emphysematous cholecystitis, a relatively rare form of acute cholecystitis, in a non-diabetic 55-year-old woman. This case is unique given that this pathology is most commonly seen in diabetic male patients. The purpose of this article is to highlight a case of emphysematous cholecystitis in an unexpected population and discuss the clinical features, the diagnostic methods and the treatment.


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