Acute Cholecystitis: Diagnosis, Management and Complications


Lisa Powell (Editor)

Series: Hepatology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: LAW026010

Acute cholecystitis is a pathological entity of inflammatory origin, with a high prevalence worldwide. The term cholecystitis defines an inflammation of the gallbladder. Although most people with gallstones do not have symptoms and will not go on to develop cholecystitis, cholecystitis occurs most commonly due to blockage of the cystic duct with gallstones (cholelithiasis). In this book, Chapter One provides a contemporary review of acute cholecystitis (AC). Chapter Two examines the diagnosis and treatment options for AC. Chapter Three focuses on the diagnostic work-up of patients with AC. Chapter Four discusses early and delayed cholecystectomy as a treatment for AC. Chapter Five examines the current literature as it pertains to the management of patients who present with Grade II (moderate) acute cholecystitis, specifically looking at the timing of operation and the appropriateness of drainage procedures. Chapter Six reviews cholecystitis in systemic lupus erythematosus. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Acute Cholecystitis: A Contemporary Review
Edgardo Picardi, Valeria Valli, Gioia Pozza, and Cosimo Sperti (Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy)

Chapter 2. Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Cholecystitis
María Cristina Nevado García, Jaime Ruiz-Tovar Polo, David Alias Jiménez, Pedro Yuste, and Eduardo Ferrero Herrero (General surgery, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 3. Diagnostic Work-Up of Patients with Acute Cholecystitis
Andrei M. Beliaev, Colleen Bergin, Neville Angelo, and Michael Booth (Green Lane Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit, Auckland City Hospital, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 4. Treatment for Acute Cholecystitis: Early and Delayed Cholecystectomy
Miguel Sánchez-Carrasco, Francisco Javier Sánchez-Manuel, Adel Eldabe, Fernando Martín-Acebes, Federico Castillo-Suescun, and Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Sanjuán (Department of Surgery, Burgos University Hospital, Burgos, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5. Tokyo Guidelines Grade II (Moderate) Acute Cholecystitis: A Management Dilemma?
Mary Caroline Nally, Benjamin R. Veenstra and Jose M. Velasco (Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL USA)

Chapter 6. Cholecystitis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Thouraya Ben Salem and Imed Ben Ghorbel (Department of Internal Medicine, La Rabta University Hopital Tunis, Tunisia, and others)


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