Emphysematous cholecystitis as a cause of retroperitoneal air

O. Catalano, A. Nunziata, A. Siani

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Several causes of retroperitoneal air detection have been described. We will add another occurrence, central anterior pararenal air collection as a consequence of perforated emphysematous cholecystitis. We report a case demonstrated by computed tomography and we illustrate the points of interest of this finding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-298
Number of pages2
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Computed tomography
  • Emphysematous cholecystitis
  • Gallbladder
  • Pneumoretroperitoneum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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