Acute Cholecystitis

Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. It usually occurs when a gallstone blocks the cystic duct. Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. The cystic duct is the main opening of the gallbladder ...1

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Symptoms of Acute Cholecystitis

Symptoms of cholecystitis The main symptom of acute cholecystitis is a sudden sharp pain in the upper right-hand side of your tummy (abdomen). This pain spreads towards your right shoulder. The affected part of the abdomen is usually very ...2

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Complications of Acute Cholecystitis

Possible complications: Without appropriate treatment, acute cholecystitis can sometimes lead to potentially life-threatening complications. The main complications of acute cholecystitis are:

  • the death of gallbladder tissue (gangrenous cholecystitis) - which can cause a serious infection that could spread throughout the ...
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Causes of Acute Cholecystitis

What causes acute cholecystitis? The causes of acute cholecystitis can be grouped into two main categories: calculous cholecystitis and acalculous cholecystitis. Calculous cholecystitis Calculous cholecystitis is the most common, and usually less serious, type of acute cholecystitis. It accounts for ...3

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Causes List for Acute Cholecystitis

Some possible causes of Acute Cholecystitis or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Acute Cholecystitis

The causes of acute cholecystitis can be grouped into two main categories: calculous cholecystitis and acalculous cholecystitis. ...Source: NHS Choices UK5 ...

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Diagnosis of Acute Cholecystitis

It's important for acute cholecystitis to be diagnosed as soon as possible as there's a risk serious complications could develop if it isn't treated promptly. ...Source: NHS Choices UK6 ...

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Treatments: Acute Cholecystitis

Treating acute cholecystitis If you're diagnosed with acute cholecystitis, you'll probably need to be admitted to hospital for treatment. Initial treatment Initial treatment will usually involve:

  • not eating or drinking (fasting) to take the strain off your gallbladder ...
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Prevention of Acute Cholecystitis

Preventing acute cholecystitis It isn't always possible to prevent acute cholecystitis, but you can lower your risk of developing it by reducing your risk of getting gallstones. One of the main things you can do to lower your chances of ...7

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ acute-cholecystitis/ 
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ acute-cholecystitis/ 
  6. ibid.
  7. ibid.

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