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Can gallbladder cause gangrene?

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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Well...

Gangrene simply means dead tissue.
An infected gallbladder can become gangrenous and perforate if not properly cared for.

In brief: Well...

Gangrene simply means dead tissue.
An infected gallbladder can become gangrenous and perforate if not properly cared for.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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5 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Gangrene of the gallbladder can occur. In acute cholecystitis with cystic duct obstruction, mounting pressure in the gallbladder essentially cuts of the blood supply leading to gangrene and necrosis.
some patient, especially diabetics, can have gallbladder infections with gas forming organisms including species of Clostridium, essentially a form of gangrene.

In brief: See below

Gangrene of the gallbladder can occur. In acute cholecystitis with cystic duct obstruction, mounting pressure in the gallbladder essentially cuts of the blood supply leading to gangrene and necrosis.
some patient, especially diabetics, can have gallbladder infections with gas forming organisms including species of Clostridium, essentially a form of gangrene.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Not cause, become.

A gallbladder cannot cause gangrene, however a gallbladder can become gangrenous as a result of severe infection if left untreated.
This is called gangrenous cholecystitis, and is often seen in patients with diabetes.

In brief: Not cause, become.

A gallbladder cannot cause gangrene, however a gallbladder can become gangrenous as a result of severe infection if left untreated.
This is called gangrenous cholecystitis, and is often seen in patients with diabetes.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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