Gall Bladder complications of Typhoid
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