Acute cholecystitis

What does acute cholecystitis mean? Acute cholecystitis means active or ongoing inflammation of the gallbladder, a small pear-shaped organ that sits just under the liver. What causes acute cholecystitis? The most common cause of acute cholecystitis is the presence of a gallstone in the cystic duct, a small tube that allows for the flow of …
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Chronic cholecystitis

What is chronic cholecystitis? Chronic cholecystitis is prolonged, or long-standing, inflammation of the gallbladder. It is a very common condition that is more frequently seen in young and middle-aged women. What causes chronic cholecystitis? Chronic cholecystitis is typically caused by gallstones that get stuck in the cystic duct, which is a tube that connects the …
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