Further management of acute cholecystitis

In an uncomplicated acute cholecystitis, analgesia to settle the patient in the short term is followed by the removal of the gallbladder. Open surgery, which is increasingly reserved for the more.
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c & d
Acute cholecystitis: (a) TS of an oedematous, thickened gallbladder wall with a stone. (b) LS with a
thickened wall (arrows). Stones and debris are present. (c) and (d) TS and LS demonstrating pericholecystic fluid.
Hepatobiliary scintigraphy has high sensitivity and specificity for evaluating patients with acute cholecystitis,17 particularly if the ultrasound examination is technically difficult or equivocal and has the advantage of being able to demonstrate hepatobiliary drainage into the duodenum.Plain X-ray is seldom used, but can confirm the presence of gas in the gallbladder. ultrasound images oedematous, ultrasound images analgesia .
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