The effervescent gallbladder: A sonographic sign of emphysematous cholecystitis

Albert A Nemcek Jr, R. M. Gore, Robert L Vogelzang, M. Grant

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Abstract

We report a case of emphysematous cholecystitis in which tiny echogenic foci (gas bubbles) were observed rising from the dependent portion of the gallbladder, reminiscent of rising champagne bubbles. This striking and previously undescribed appearance on real-time sonography led to the correct diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-577
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume150
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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