Cholecystitis: Inflammation of the Gallbladder

What is it?

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Acute or chronic inflammation of the gallbladder, causing severe abdominal pain.

Acute cholecystitis

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It is usually caused by a gallstone obstructing the outlet from the gallbladder.

Symptom:

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severe constant pain in the right side of the abdomen under the ribs, accompanied by fever and, occasionally, jaundice.

Treatment:

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analgesic drugs, antibiotic drugs, and an intravenous infusion of nutrients and fluids.

Complications:

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peritonitis, if the gallbladder bursts, and empyema. Both require urgent surgical treatment.

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