cholecystitis accounts for 10% of cases of all cases of acute
In comparison to
ordinary acute cholecystitis, acalculous
cholecystitis has a higher likelihood of gangrene and perforation and as
well as significantly higher morbidity and mortality rate.
It is more common
in the elderly and in male patients.
Patients are usually severely
debilitated, due to severe trauma, sepsis, shock, burns or other
cholecystitis may complicate hypotension in trauma, surgery, child
birth, burns, septicemia or hyperalimentation and in AIDS or bone
marrow transplantation or in association with diabetes mellitus.
trauma, burns or surgery usually precede the on-set of cholecystitis
by two weeks.
The histology is like that of acute cholecystitis.