Prognostic importance of pentraxin 3 levels in acute cholesistitis

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AKSUNGUR N., Ozogul B., ÖZTÜRK N., Arslan S., KARADENİZ E., KORKUT E., ...More

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.21, no.5, pp.380-384, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Cholelithiasis is a frequently encountered problem in developed countries. Gallstone is present in at least 10% of the adults. While 40-60% of people with gallstones manifest an asymptomatic clinical course, in most of the cases with symptomatic cholelithiasis, there is also an asymptomatic period. 20% of the patients with symptomatic gallstones are admitted to emergency services with clinical features of acute cholecystitis. In this study, our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic value of pentraxin 3 on complications and prognosis and also to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates in cases with acute cholecystitis.