A rare complication of cholecystolithiasis: perforation of the gallbladder
Bartosz Migda1, Marlena Alicja Gabryelczak2, Anna Migda3, Katarzyna Prostacka4
1 Ultrasound Department, Medical University of Warsaw, Brodnowski Hostpial, Poland
2 Radiology Department, Masovian Brodnowski Hostpial, Warsaw, Poland
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetology, Medical University of Warsaw, Masovian Brodnowski Hostpial, Warsaw, Poland
4 Radiology Department, Western Hospital in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland
Correspondence: Bartosz Migda, Ultrasound Department, Medical University of Warsaw, Brodnowski Hostpial, Poland; tel.: +48 22 326 58 10; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Common complications of cholelithiasis include gallbladder inflammation, cholangitis, and acute pancreatitis. On the other hand, rare complications include gallbladder carcinoma, gallstone ileus, Mirizzi syndrome and gallbladder perforation. Some patients with cholecystitis do not require hospitalization. It is of key importance for proper further diagnosis and treatment to remember about the possible complications of cholecystitis, especially in oligosymptomatic patients. Therefore, ultrasound examinations in patients with a history of gallbladder stones should be performed with appropriate care. Ultrasound should be performed carefully in patients with a history of cholecystolithiasis, especially those oligosymptomatic, bearing in mind that there are some rare complications of this highly common clinical entity.