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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 18, No. 1, 2011, pp. 76-78
Bioline Code: mj11013
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2011, pp. 76-78

 en Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis after Laparoscopic Appendicectomy that Responded to Conservative Management
Hui, Chee-Kin

Abstract

Inflammation of the gallbladder without evidence of calculi is known as acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC). AAC is frequently associated with a poor prognosis and a high mortality rate. Thus, early diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention has been recommended to improve the outcome of AAC. Herein, I present a case report of AAC complicating laparoscopic appendicectomy. Unlike previous studies that have reported the need for urgent intervention in patients with AAC, in this study, our patient responded to conservative management. Therefore, the management of AAC after laparoscopic appendicectomy should be individualised.

Keywords
acalculous cholecystitis, acute disease, appendicitis, disease management, gut, laparoscopic surgery

 
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