Acute acalculous cholecystitis due to an incarcerated epigastric hernia

Gideon Goldman*, Alon J. Rafael, Kashtan Hanoch

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A case of a 96 year old woman with an incarcerated gallbladder in an epigastric hernia causing acute acalculous cholecystitis is described. At operation the gallbladder was replaced in its anatomical site and the hernia was repaired. This unique case of acute acalculous cholecystitis demonstrates cystic duct obstruction and cystic vessel compression as possible aetiologies for this pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1017-1018
Number of pages2
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Issue number721
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


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