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Title: Acalculous cholecystitis and tamponade: an unusual combination?
Author(s): G. Lenders , M. Goethals , S. Verstreken , R. Dierckx , M. Vanderheyden
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 66    Issue: 3   Date: 2011   
Pages: 383-385
DOI: 10.2143/AC.66.3.2114142

Abstract :
Although pericardial effusion is a well-known feature of Churg-Strauss syndrome, cardiac tamponade has rarely been encountered. The present report describes a case of Churg-Strauss syndrome that presented as an acute cholecystitis and was complicated by tamponade. Histopathological exam of both pericardium and gall bladder was conclusive for Churg-Strauss syndrome.