The interrupted rim sign in acute cholecystitis: A method to identify the gangrenous form with MRI

Ivan Pedrosa, Alessandro Guarise, Jeffrey Goldsmith, Carlo Procacci, Neil M. Rofsky

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We present the imaging findings on MR of a patient with acute gangrenous cholecystitis that demonstrated patchy enhancement of the gallbladder mucosa on gadolinium-enhanced fat-saturated T1-weighted gradient echo images. This interrupted rim of mucosal enhancement correlated with patchy areas of necrosis and inflammation of the gallbladder mucosa on the histopathological examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-363
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003



  • Cholecystitis
  • Gadolinium
  • Gallbladder
  • Gangrene
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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