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Acute Calculous Cholecystitis
Jade Wong-You-Cheong, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Clinical Issues

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Acute cholecystitis
          • Definitions

            • Acute inflammation of gallbladder (GB) secondary to calculus obstructing cystic duct 

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                • Microscopic Features

                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                  • Presentation

                                    • Demographics

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Consider

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Knab LM et al: Cholecystitis. Surg Clin North Am. 94(2):455-70, 2014
                                              2. Duncan CB et al: Evidence-based current surgical practice: calculous gallbladder disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 16(11):2011-25, 2012
                                              3. Kiewiet JJ et al: A systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic performance of imaging in acute cholecystitis. Radiology. 264(3):708-20, 2012
                                              4. Charalel RA et al: Complicated cholecystitis: the complementary roles of sonography and computed tomography. Ultrasound Q. 27(3):161-70, 2011
                                              5. Gore RM et al: Gallbladder imaging. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):265-87, ix, 2010
                                              6. Smith EA et al: Cross-sectional imaging of acute and chronic gallbladder inflammatory disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(1):188-96, 2009
                                              7. Catalano OA et al: MR imaging of the gallbladder: a pictorial essay. Radiographics. 28(1):135-55; quiz 324, 2008
                                              8. Hanbidge AE et al: From the RSNA refresher courses: imaging evaluation for acute pain in the right upper quadrant. Radiographics. 24(4):1117-35, 2004
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Abbreviations

                                                        • Acute cholecystitis
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Acute inflammation of gallbladder (GB) secondary to calculus obstructing cystic duct 

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                                            • CT Findings

                                                              • MR Findings

                                                                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                                      • General Features

                                                                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                            • Microscopic Features

                                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                              • Presentation

                                                                                • Demographics

                                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                      • Consider

                                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Knab LM et al: Cholecystitis. Surg Clin North Am. 94(2):455-70, 2014
                                                                                          2. Duncan CB et al: Evidence-based current surgical practice: calculous gallbladder disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 16(11):2011-25, 2012
                                                                                          3. Kiewiet JJ et al: A systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic performance of imaging in acute cholecystitis. Radiology. 264(3):708-20, 2012
                                                                                          4. Charalel RA et al: Complicated cholecystitis: the complementary roles of sonography and computed tomography. Ultrasound Q. 27(3):161-70, 2011
                                                                                          5. Gore RM et al: Gallbladder imaging. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 39(2):265-87, ix, 2010
                                                                                          6. Smith EA et al: Cross-sectional imaging of acute and chronic gallbladder inflammatory disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(1):188-96, 2009
                                                                                          7. Catalano OA et al: MR imaging of the gallbladder: a pictorial essay. Radiographics. 28(1):135-55; quiz 324, 2008
                                                                                          8. Hanbidge AE et al: From the RSNA refresher courses: imaging evaluation for acute pain in the right upper quadrant. Radiographics. 24(4):1117-35, 2004