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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Furqan M M. M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

Acute cholecystitis may be classified according to causes into two major subtypes: Acute calculous cholecystitis and acute acalculous cholecystitis.

Classification

  • Acute cholecystitis may be classified according to causes into two major subtypes:[1][2][3]
    • Acute calculous cholecystitis
      • Acute calculous cholecystitis is caused by gallstones or biliary sludge.
    • Acute acalculous cholecystitis

References

  1. Knab LM, Boller AM, Mahvi DM (2014). "Cholecystitis". Surg. Clin. North Am. 94 (2): 455–70. PMID 24679431. doi:10.1016/j.suc.2014.01.005. 
  2. Jones MW, Ferguson T. "Gallbladder, Cholecystitis, Acalculous.". PMID 29083717. 
  3. Jones MW, Bhimji SS. "Gallbladder, Cholecystitis, Acute". PMID 29083809. 

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