R Brooke Jeffrey

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  • Acalculous cholecystitis in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY WIBOLTT, K. S., Jeffrey, R. B. 1997; 163 (7): 519-524

    Abstract:

    To evaluate factors associated with acalculous cholecystitis in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation and the role of repeat ultrasound examinations.Retrospective study.University hospital, United States.381 Patients who underwent bone marrow transplantation between 1987 and 1992.Abdominal ultrasound examination (n = 134), repeat ultrasound in those considered to have acalculous cholecystitis (n = 8), and acute cholecystectomy (n = 5).14 Patients (4%) with acalculous cholecystitis were identified. The 8 who had had liver tissue examined also had veno-occlusive disease of the liver. It was possible to follow progressing or resolving acalculous cholecystitis by repeat ultrasound examinations. 4 Of the 5 patients treated surgically survived, compared with 3 of the 9 not operated on.Acalculous cholecystitis was associated with veno-occlusive disease of the liver. Repeat ultrasound examinations were valuable in showing progressing or resolving acalculous cholecystitis and may guide treatment. Cholecystectomy seems to be a safe procedure for acalculous cholecystitis in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1997XL26200007

    View details for PubMedID 9248986

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