Which patients are at highest risk for acalculous cholecystitis?

Updated: Jan 18, 2017
  • Author: Peter A D Steel, MBBS, MA; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Acalculous cholecystitis occurs in critically ill patients and localized pain and tenderness can sometimes not be present. Patients with burns or sepsis and postoperative and trauma patients are all at risk for acalculous cholecystitis.


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