Korean J Gastroenterol.  2010 Oct;56(4):260-263. 10.4166/kjg.2010.56.4.260.

A Case of Spontaneous Hemorrhagic Cholecystitis without Gallstone

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Deajeon, Korea. mhusband@naver.com

Abstract

Hemorrhagic acalculous cholecystitis is an extremely rare but potentially fatal disease if detection is delayed. Its risk factors include critical illness, diabetes, malignant disease, uremia, and bleeding diathesis. This is the first case report in which hemorrhagic acalculous cholecystitis not accompanied by any risk factor. We herein present a case of hemorrhagic acalculous cholecystitis in a previously healthy patient who suffered from acute abdomen.

Keyword

Cholecystitis; Acalculous
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