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Chronic acalculous cholecystitis: difficulties in diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2511513     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of 142 consecutive cholecystectomies done in an Army Community Hospital was carried out to evaluate the number of chronic acalculous gallbladders encountered and the means used to diagnose them. The study concluded that the percentage of chronic acalculous gallbladders was higher than is normally reported in the literature. Whether this represents a trend needs to be substantiated. Also, while no one test appeared superior to another, when coupled with a thorough history, a diagnosis was arrived at more readily. Furthermore, it appears that a profile could be developed to cull out patients more likely to be candidates for this entity.
V J Begley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  154     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-03     Completed Date:  1990-01-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Calculi / diagnosis*
Cholecystitis / diagnosis*,  surgery
Chronic Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Hospitals, Military
Middle Aged
Military Personnel*
Comment In:
Mil Med. 1990 Aug;155(8):A8, A10   [PMID:  2119010 ]

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