Pediatric Acute Cholecystitis

  • Etiology: gallstones causing obstruction of the biliary tree
  • US: gallbladder wall thickening, pericholecystic edema

Radiology Cases of Acute Cholecystitis

CT and US of acute cholecystitis
Axial (above left) and sagittal (above right) CT with contrast of the abdomen shows an enlarged gallbladder with diffuse wall thickening and pericholecystic fluid. Transverse (below left) and sagittal (below right) US of the abdomen again shows gallbladder wall thickening and pericholecystic fluid and a large amount of sludge in the gall bladder.