[Acute cholecystitis. Percutaneous cholecystectomy guided by ultrasound as a therapeutic alternative for seriously ill patients].


Ultrasound guided percutaneous cholecystostomy was performed in nine episodes of acute cholecystitis in seven patients unsuitable for laparotomy owing to advancedage (mean 79 years) and the presence of other serious disease. No serious complications were observed (the importance of satisfactory local anaesthesia and minimal catheter manipulation is… (More)