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. CT scan of the upper abdomen showing multiple gallstones.

Gallstones, cholangiogram

A cholecystogram in a patient with gallstones.



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