What is the difference between cholelithiasis and cholecystitis?
Simply so, what is chronic cholecystitis and cholelithiasis?
Chronic cholecystitis is long-standing gallbladder inflammation almost always due to gallstones. Chronic cholecystitis almost always results from gallstones and prior episodes of acute cholecystitis (even if mild). Damage ranges from a modest infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells to a fibrotic, shrunken gallbladder.
Likewise, what is the most common treatment for cholecystitis? In acute cholecystitis, the initial treatment includes bowel rest, intravenous hydration, correction of electrolyte abnormalities, analgesia, and intravenous antibiotics. For mild cases of acute cholecystitis, antibiotic therapy with a single broad-spectrum antibiotic is adequate.
In this way, what is cholelithiasis and the symptoms?
Cholelithiasis is the medical term for gallstones: hard, crystal-like lumps that form out of a fluid called bile. One of the main symptoms of gallstones is pain in the upper-right or middle part of the belly, which typically subsides after half an hour to a few hours. Other symptoms may include nausea and vomiting.
Is cholecystitis an emergency?
Acute cholecystitis is not usually a medical emergency. However, without treatment, it can lead to a number of serious and potentially fatal complications, such as: the death of the tissue of the gallbladder, called gangrenous cholecystitis, which can cause a serious infection.