Chronic cholecystitis

Cholecystitis - chronic

Chronic cholecystitis is swelling and irritation of the gallbladder that continues over time.

The gallbladder is a sac located under the liver. It stores bile that is made in the liver.

Bile helps with the digestion of fats in the small intestine.

Cholecystitis, CT scan

This is a CT scan of the upper abdomen showing cholecystitis (gall stones).

Cholecystitis - cholangiogram

Cholelithiasis can be seen on a cholangiogram. Radio-opaque dye is used to enhance the x-ray. Multiple stones are present in the gallbladder (PTCA).

Cholecystolithiasis

Cholecystolithiasis. CT scan of the upper abdomen showing multiple gallstones.

Gallstones, cholangiogram

A cholecystogram in a patient with gallstones.

Cholecystogram

A cholecystogram is an x-ray procedure used to help evaluate the gallbladder. For the procedure, a special diet is consumed prior to the test and contrast tablets are also swallowed to help visualize the gallbladder on x-ray. The test is used to help in diagnosing disorders of the liver and gallbladder, including gallstones and tumors.

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