ACUTE CALCULOUS CHOLECYSTITIS IN A YOUNG FEMALE PATIENT: A UNIQUE CASE

Authors

  • Christina Permata Shalim General Practitioner, Wangaya Regional General Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Ni Nengah Tuti Arianthi General Practitioner, Wangaya Regional General Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Made Suma Wirawan Internist, Department of Internal Medicine, Wangaya Regional General Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v3i8.430

Keywords:

acute cholecystitis, gallstone, cholecystectomy

Abstract

Acute cholecystitis needs to be rapidly diagnosed and treated correctly. The classic patient characteristics were obese, increasing age, and being female. In a few cases, cholecystitis can occured in an atypical patient, such as in young age. Here, we report a 25-year-old obese female patient that came with right upper abdominal pain which was associated with nausea and vomiting. From imaging studies, we found that she had distended gallbladder with multiple stones. Open cholecystectomy was done and patient did well postoperatively. Acute cholecystitis had to be suspected in all age, especially in patient with another risk factor like obesity in our case.

Keywords: acute cholecystitis, gallstone, cholecystectomy

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Published

2019-08-08

How to Cite

Shalim, C. P., Tuti Arianthi, N. N., & Wirawan, M. S. (2019). ACUTE CALCULOUS CHOLECYSTITIS IN A YOUNG FEMALE PATIENT: A UNIQUE CASE. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 3(8), 52-56. https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v3i8.430

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