Acute cholecystitis



This photo is of acute cholecystitis with mucosal erosion. The higher magnification inset shows inflammatory exudate

spilling  out through damaged epithelium. Though acute cholecystitis can occur without gallstones in certain severe

illness settings, most cases are precipitated by obstruction of the gall bladder neck or the cystic duct by a stone.


Contributed by Dr. Robert Van Wesep



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