Synchronous presentation of acute acalculous cholecystitis and appendicitis: a case report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/192726
Title:
Synchronous presentation of acute acalculous cholecystitis and appendicitis: a case report
Authors:
Sahebally, Shaheel M; Burke, John P; Nolan, Niamh; Latiff, Amir
Citation:
Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2011 Nov 14;5(1):551
Issue Date:
14-Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/192726
Abstract:
Abstract Introduction Acute acalculous cholecystitis is traditionally associated with elderly or critically ill patients. Case presentation We present the case of an otherwise healthy 23-year-old Caucasian man who presented with acute right-sided abdominal pain. An ultrasound examination revealed evidence of acute acalculous cholecystitis. A laparoscopy was undertaken and the dual pathologies of acute acalculous cholecystitis and acute appendicitis were discovered and a laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendectomy were performed. Conclusion Acute acalculous cholecystitis is a rare clinical entity in young, healthy patients and this report describes the unusual association of acute acalculous cholecystitis and appendicitis. A single stage combined laparoscopic appendectomy and cholecystectomy is an effective treatment modality.
Item Type:
Journal Article

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dc.contributor.authorSahebally, Shaheel M-
dc.contributor.authorBurke, John P-
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Niamh-
dc.contributor.authorLatiff, Amir-
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-01T12:55:24Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-01T12:55:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-14-
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-5-551-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Medical Case Reports. 2011 Nov 14;5(1):551-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/192726-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Introduction Acute acalculous cholecystitis is traditionally associated with elderly or critically ill patients. Case presentation We present the case of an otherwise healthy 23-year-old Caucasian man who presented with acute right-sided abdominal pain. An ultrasound examination revealed evidence of acute acalculous cholecystitis. A laparoscopy was undertaken and the dual pathologies of acute acalculous cholecystitis and acute appendicitis were discovered and a laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendectomy were performed. Conclusion Acute acalculous cholecystitis is a rare clinical entity in young, healthy patients and this report describes the unusual association of acute acalculous cholecystitis and appendicitis. A single stage combined laparoscopic appendectomy and cholecystectomy is an effective treatment modality.-
dc.titleSynchronous presentation of acute acalculous cholecystitis and appendicitis: a case report-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderSahebally et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2011-11-30T12:07:51Z-
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