Gall Bladder complications of Typhoid

  • RS Bhandari Department of surgery, T U Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • BR Luitel \Department of surgery, T U Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • PJ Lakhey Department of surgery, T U Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • KP Singh Department of surgery, T U Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Keywords: Gallbladder, perforation, typhoid

Abstract

Surgical complications of typhoid fever usually involve gut but infrequently typhoid fever also involves gallbladder. Complications range from acalculous cholecystitis to perforation. We present a series of three cases which included acalculous cholecystitis, gangrenous cholecystitis and perforation of gallbladder. Investigations revealed them to be a complication of Enteric fever. Acalculous cholecystitis was managed conservatively; gangrenous cholecystitis and perforated gallbladder underwent emergency cholecystectomy. All three cases were discharged after treatment and are doing well on follow up.

Key words: Gallbladder, perforation, typhoid

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Journal of Institute of Medicine, August, 2009; 31:2 44-47

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Published
2010-02-01
How to Cite
Bhandari, R., Luitel, B., Lakhey, P., & Singh, K. (2010). Gall Bladder complications of Typhoid. Journal of Institute of Medicine, 31(2), 44-47. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JIOM/article/view/2602
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Case Reports