Fast Five Quiz: Gallbladder Disease

B.S. Anand, MD


December 08, 2021

The symptoms associated with chronic cholecystitis typically present over weeks or months, unlike the sudden presentation in acute cholecystitis. Individuals with chronic cholecystitis typically have dull RUQ pain radiating around the waist to the mid-back or right scapular tip. Patients with chronic cholecystitis frequently do not have a palpable RUQ mass secondary to fibrosis involving the gallbladder. Although pain in individuals with chronic cholecystitis may be exacerbated by fatty food, the classic postprandial pain associated with acute cholecystitis is less common. Tachycardia and fever are not common in individuals with chronic cholecystitis.

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