Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis following The Cemented Hemiarthroplasty in an Elderly Hip Fracture Patient: Case Report
Department of Orthopedics, Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, 382 Wuyi Road, Taiyuan, Shanxi, PRC 030001, China
- Corresponding Author:
- Bin Zhao
Department of Orthopedics
Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University
382 Wuyi Road, Taiyuan, Shanxi, PRC 030001, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 08, 2017; Accepted Date: June 12, 2017; Published Date: June 23, 2017
Citation: Bin Zhao(2017) Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis following The Cemented Hemiarthroplasty in an Elderly Hip Fracture Patient: Case Report. J Bone Res 5:175. doi:10.4172/2572-4916.1000175
Copyright: © 2017 Zhao B. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Postoperative acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) was a well-known abdominal complication of general surgery [1-3], but in orthopedic surgery only sporadic case reports could be retrieved [4-7]. Postoperative AAC was unrelated to the biliary tract, which was characterized by gallbladder inflammation without evidence of calculi or sludge . Once postoperative AAC occurs, the disease progressed fastly, such as obscure, fulminating, and rapid progression to sepsis and perforation, which may eventually lead to death. As far as we know, there has been no report published about AAC following cemented hemiarthroplasty in hip fracture patients. Herein, we report an extremely rare case of postoperative AAC following cemented hemiarthroplasty in a hip fracture patient where proper diagnosis was made and an otherwise potentially fatal outcome was averted.