Acute Cholecystitis

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Credits

1.75

Post Assessment Questions

25

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

105 Minutes

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Activity Description

Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder that occurs due to occlusion of the cystic duct or impaired emptying of the gallbladder. Often this impaired emptying is due to stones or biliary sludge. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of acute cholecystitis and reviews the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with this condition.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the risk factors for acute cholecystitis.
  • Describe the classic presentation for a patient with acute cholecystitis.
  • Explain the management of acute cholecystitis.
  • Explain how to improve patient outcomes by employing a well-integrated team approach to the management of patients with acute cholecystitis.

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  • General Operative Anesthesia
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
American Board of Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • GI (incl. Liver, Pancreas, Bilary)
  • Infectious Diseases/Medical Microbiology
  • Surgical Pathology
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery

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  • Name: 'acute chole ct_1.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Scott Dulebohn, M.D.
  • Name: 'acute cholecystitis CT_1.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Scott Dulebohn, MD
  • Name: 'Figure 1.png' Attribution: Contributed by Amir Borhani, MD
  • Name: 'acalculous cholecystitis.png' Attribution: Image courtesy Dr Chaigasame
  • Name: 'Cholecystitis.jpg' Attribution: Contributed from the European Society of Radiology: Centro Hospitalar do Algarve - Faro/PT

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