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What sort of disease is cholecystitis?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Gallbladder Disease
Chronic cholecystitis is synonymous with biliary colic: it is transient obstruction of the gallbladder by gallstones causing (severe) right-upper abdominal pain.
Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder due to persistent obstruction, sometimes requiring urgent surgery for rx.

In brief: Gallbladder Disease
Chronic cholecystitis is synonymous with biliary colic: it is transient obstruction of the gallbladder by gallstones causing (severe) right-upper abdominal pain.
Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder due to persistent obstruction, sometimes requiring urgent surgery for rx.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great answer! Wishing you'all the best
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Gallbladder infect'n
Cholecystitis is a something that occurs when the gallbladder becomes infected, usually by bacteria.
This can occur usually when the gallbladder is unable to drain properly, such as when it is blocked by a stone.

In brief: Gallbladder infect'n
Cholecystitis is a something that occurs when the gallbladder becomes infected, usually by bacteria.
This can occur usually when the gallbladder is unable to drain properly, such as when it is blocked by a stone.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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