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HPB Surgery
Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 77-79
Case Report

Infected Peri-Pancreatic Necrosis Causing Gallbladder Necrosis by Direct Extension

Department of Surgery B, Rambam Medical Center, the Faculty of Medicine, the Technion Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel

Received 1 August 1992; Accepted 21 January 1993

Copyright © 1993 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Acute acalculous cholecystitis may develop in patients suffering from necrotizing pancreatitis. Conversely, acute pancreatitis may complicate acute gallbladder disease. We present a case that lends support to the existence of another possibility: gallbladder necrosis caused by direct extension of the necrotizing pancreatitic process.