Acute cholecystitis refers to the acute inflammation of the gallbladder. It is the primary complication of cholelithiasis and the most common cause of acute pain in the right upper quadrant (RUQ). Clinical presentation Constant right upper quad...
what is pericholecystic fluid caused by ? and is it commen in children ? is it of concern ? my 11 year old son has been sick for 9 days with fever on and off very lethargic had ct done 7 days ago of abdomen that showed fluid at the er but doc said he was fine and sent him home . I just got the results yesterday myself and seen the findings .
Pericholecystic fluid is a liquid found in the body when certain illnesses are present in the gallbladder, according to the Cleveland Clinic. The fluid can indicate the presence of gallbladder stones, a tumor or an infection.
Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. Symptoms include right upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and occasionally fever. Often gallbladder attacks (biliary colic) precede acute cholecystitis. The pain lasts longer in cholecystitis than in a typical gallbladder attack. Without appropriate treatment, recurrent episodes of cholecystitis are common.
Thickened gallbladder wall . Thickening of the gallbladder wall is a relatively frequent finding at diagnostic imaging studies. A thickened gallbladder wall measures more than 3 mm, typically has a layered appearance at sonography , and at CT frequently contains a hypodense layer of subserosal oedema that mimics pericholecystic fluid 
The purpose of our study was to describe the CT findings of acute cholecystitis and apply previously proposed CT criteria for its diagnosis.We retrospectively reviewed CT scans of 29 patients with proven acute cholecystitis. Scans were reviewed for gallstones, gallbladder distension, bile density, wall thickening, pericholecystic fluid, subserosal edema, pericholecystic stranding, and sloughed ...
Gallbladder findings on ultrasonography that are positively associated with a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis include dilatation, stones, wall thickening (> 4 mm), wall edema (target sign), wall hyperemia (on color flow), pericholecystic fluid, and a positive sonographic Murphy sign.
Cholecystitis is a swelling and irritation of your gallbladder, a small organ in the right side of your belly near your liver. The gallbladder’s job is to hold a digestive juice called bile. It ...
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