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Postoperative acalculous cholecystitis due to Torulopsis glabrata.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Surgery
0004-0010
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Volume
111
Issue
12
Pages
1404–1405
Identifiers
PMID: 1033752
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Acute acalculous cholecystitis due to Torulopis glabrata, an opportunistic yeast, developed postoperatively in a 70-year-old man who had an extremely complicated course after resection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The infection first appeared as an acute surgical abdomen, three days after resumption of solid food intake subsequent to a prolonged ileus and after 31 days of parenteral hyperalimentation. The condition was successfully treated by cholecystostomy; at the time of writing, six months after cholecystostomy, there are no gastrointestinal symptoms.

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