The chronic alitiasic cholecystopathy represents an unusual trmorphological disease not well defined in literature; it is characterized by a chronic alteration of gallbladder without gallstones. The authors present a retrospective study on a group of 21 patients having undergone cholecistectomy from January 1992 to January 1995. The choice for the surgical treatment was made on the basis of blind gallbladder after i.v. cholangiography, and cholecystography and/or tickning of the gallbladder wall performed through ultrasonography, in patients with hystory of biliary pains not responding to the pharmacological therapy. The removed gallbladder has been histologically examined, observing the absence of gallstone and the presence of chronic inflammation of the gallbladder wall. The c.a.c. is a pathology whose etiopatogenesis is yet discussed, some authors assert in fact that on its basis there are functional symptoms. Although in the past these kinds of disease were considered functional disorders this study revealed that in some cases there are organic problems and that the surgical treatment is necessary.
|Translated title of the contribution||Chronic gallbladder disease & its surgical therapy, personal experience|
|Journal||Annali Italiani di Chirurgia|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1995|
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