Emphysematous cholecystitis can cause pneumoperitoneum

David I. Watson, John Isaacs, Randolph Williams

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A case of emphysematous cholecystitis with gall‐bladder perforation, resulting in free intraperitoneal gas, is presented. It adds to only nine previous reports. A successful outcome was achieved by early surgery, combined with appropriate antibiotic therapy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-131
Number of pages2
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • .cholecystitis
  • perforation
  • pneumoperitoneum

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