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Simultaneous emphysematous cholecystitis and emphysematous pancreatitis: a case report

  • Hee Seok Choi
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    Department of Radiology, Dongguk University International Hospital, Dongguk University College of Medicine, 814, Siksa-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 410-773, South Korea
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  • Yong Seok Lee
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    Corresponding author. Department of Radiology, Dongguk University International Hospital, Dongguk University College of Medicine, 814, Siksa-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 410-773, South Korea. Tel.: +82 31 961 7824; fax: +82 31 961 7832.
    Affiliations
    Department of Radiology, Dongguk University International Hospital, Dongguk University College of Medicine, 814, Siksa-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 410-773, South Korea
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  • Sung Bin Park
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    Department of Radiology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 1290-3 Jeonha-dong, Dong-gu, Ulsan, 682-060, South Korea
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  • Yup Yoon
    Affiliations
    Department of Radiology, Dongguk University International Hospital, Dongguk University College of Medicine, 814, Siksa-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 410-773, South Korea
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      Abstract

      Emphysematous infections of the abdomen and pelvis are potentially life-threatening conditions that require aggressive medical and surgical management. Therefore, early radiographic detection of emphysematous infections is important in management. Emphysematous cholecystitis is a rare and severe form of acute cholecystitis caused by gas-forming organisms. Emphysematous pancreatitis is a rare form of pancreatitis with gas in pancreatic parenchyma. We report a rare case of simultaneous occurrence of emphysematous cholecystitis and emphysematous pancreatitis.

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