Emphysematous cholecystitis.

L Freitas, G Do Carmo, L Caldeira, J Farto e Abreu, M Lélis, M Doroana


Emphysematous cholecystitis (EC) is a rare and dramatic disease that requires prompt therapeutic procedures. The authors report a case of a 70-year-old-woman, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for Infectious Diseases of the Santa Maria Hospital, with the diagnosis of EC. The literature on EC is also reviewed.

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