We report the case of a diabetic 49-year-old man affected by phlegmonous cholecystitis with an unusual radiological presentation mimicking a bowel perforation. Actually, abdomen X-ray showed free intraperitoneal air spots (dark crescent beneath the diaphragm) in the upright positions. We have not found any similar cases in the published literature, except for a case report about an unusual presentation of an emphysematous cholecystitis. The clinical practitioner has to pay attention not to fall into a fixation error during diagnosis.

Unusual Presentation of a Gangrenous Cholecystitis that Mimics a Bowel Perforation.

OCCHIONORELLI, Savino;STANO, Rocco;BONAZZA, Simona;MORGANTI, Lucia;ANDREOTTI, Dario;CAPPELLARI, Lorenzo;VASQUEZ, Giorgio
2014

Abstract

We report the case of a diabetic 49-year-old man affected by phlegmonous cholecystitis with an unusual radiological presentation mimicking a bowel perforation. Actually, abdomen X-ray showed free intraperitoneal air spots (dark crescent beneath the diaphragm) in the upright positions. We have not found any similar cases in the published literature, except for a case report about an unusual presentation of an emphysematous cholecystitis. The clinical practitioner has to pay attention not to fall into a fixation error during diagnosis.
Occhionorelli, Savino; Stano, Rocco; Bonazza, Simona; Morganti, Lucia; Andreotti, Dario; Cappellari, Lorenzo; Vasquez, Giorgio
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