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Descriptor English:   Emphysematous Cholecystitis 
Descriptor Spanish:   Colecistitis Enfisematosa 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Colecistite Enfisematosa 
Synonyms English:   Cholecystitis, Emphysematous  
Tree Number:   C06.130.564.263.500.500
Definition English:   A variant of acute cholecystitis with inflammation of the GALLBLADDER that is characterized by the pockets of gas in the gallbladder wall. It is due to secondary infection caused by gas-forming organisms, and has a high risk of perforation. 
History Note English:   2004 
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CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   38042 
Unique Identifier:   D041882 

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