Definition of cholecystitis in English:


Line breaks: chole|cyst|itis
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒlɪsɪsˈtʌɪtɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the gall bladder.
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    • The differential diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis includes pelvic inflammatory disease, cholecystitis, appendicitis, lower lobe pneumonia, perforated viscus, and the prodrome of herpes zoster.
    • Other general causes of abdominal pain, such as appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis, colitis, constipation, hernias or even arterial aneurysms, may elicit similar discomfort.
    • Delayed diagnosis of acute cholecystitis can lead to gangrenous cholecystitis, gallbladder perforation, and biliary peritonitis.

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