So let's wrap up
this video series.
Acalculous cholecystitis is an
inflammatory disease of the gallbladder
without evidence of gallstones.
might be microscopic
or the might be other possible causes
of the acalculous cholecystitis.
Critically ill patients are at an increased
risk for acalculous cholecystitis.
So whether they're in
med-surg, telemetry or ICU
if they're immobile and not
eating normally be on the lookout.
As with choledicholithiasis,
the healthcare provider will determine
the most appropriate
whether it's conservative
versus gallbladder removal
after review of the assessment
diagnostic tests and lab work.
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