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Perforated gallbladder empyema

Author: Carlo Catalano, MD, Rome, Italy
Body Region: Abdomen and Pelvis

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 73-year-old man presented to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain, fever, chills,
    intense perspiration, and obstipation.

  • Laboratory tests revealed an elevated white blood cell count and slightly elevated levels of
    serum alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin.

  • He was referred for contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen.