indicates an inflammation of the gallbladder often a result of an infection of the bile
it contains. It most often follows an obstruction of the duct leading to the intestine, by a gallstone. The stagnation of bile promotes infection by digestive bacteria. Bile becomes infected and can gangrene. Cholecystitis results in pain in the upper abdomen
, mostly on the right, nausea or vomiting, and fever. After confirmation by ultrasound, treatment involves the removal of the gallbladder by cholecystectomy
, often in addition to antibiotics
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Latest update on November 6, 2013 at 06:50 AM by Jeff.