Atypical presentation of gangrenous cholecystitis: A case series

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Abstract

Gangrenous cholecystitis (GC) is a serious complication of acute cholecystitis that has been associated with increased morbidity. Patient with GC can present with a wide variety of non-specific clinical, laboratory, and imaging characteristics, making the diagnosis challenging. This disease requires emergent treatment, which is why a quick and reliable diagnosis is essential for the wellbeing of the patient. The authors herein present a case of GC in a patient whose initial complaint was intractable hiccups, and provide a thorough review of the literature of cases of GC with atypical presentations.

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