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2020 Jul 02

World J Emerg Surg



Histopathological findings in a COVID-19 patient affected by ischemic gangrenous cholecystitis.


Bruni A, Garofalo E, Zuccalà V, Currò G, Torti C, Navarra G, De Sarro G, Navalesi P, Longhini F, Ammendola M
World J Emerg Surg. 2020 Jul 02; 15(1):43.
PMID: 32615987.


Since its first documentation, a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection has emerged worldwide, with the consequent declaration of a pandemic disease (COVID-19). Severe forms of acute respiratory failure can develop. In addition, SARS-CoV-2 may affect organs other than the lung, such as the liver, with frequent onset of late cholestasis. We here report the histological findings of a COVID-19 patient, affected by a tardive complication of acute ischemic and gangrenous cholecystitis with a perforated and relaxed gallbladder needing urgent surgery.