- n inflammation of the gall bladder
- The usual form is cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder), resulting from the formation of stones in the gall bladder.
- By the time a man reaches his middle forties, his gall bladder becomes increasingly subject to infection (cholecystitis) or filling up with gallstones (cholelithiasis), or both.
- Reason: his chronic cholecystitis (inflammation of the gall bladder) demanded an immediate operation.
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- In patients with acute cholecystitis, surgery should be performed immediately
Patients suffering from acute cholecystitis should be operated on immediately. There are no advantages to delaying surgery until antibiotic therapy has been administered for several weeks. After undergoing surgery performed within 24 hours of diagnosis, the patients have fewer complications, are back on their feet earlier, and can leave the hospital more quickly.
Sept. 17, 2013 - Science Daily