Acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients: percutaneous cholecystostomy vs conservative treatment

@article{Hatzidakis2001AcuteCI,
  title={Acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients: percutaneous cholecystostomy vs conservative treatment},
  author={Adam A. Hatzidakis and Panagiotis Prassopoulos and Ioannis Petinarakis and Elias Sanidas and Emmanuel Chrysos and Georgios Chalkiadakis and Dimitris Tsiftsis and Nicholas C. Gourtsoyiannis},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={12},
  pages={1778-1784}
}
Our objective was to compare the effectiveness of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) vs conservative treatment (CO) in high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis. The study was randomized and comprised 123 high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis. All patients fulfilled the ultrasonographic criteria of acute inflammation and had an APACHE II score ≥12. Percutaneous cholecystostomy guided by US or CT was successful in 60 of 63 patients (95.2%) who comprised the PC group. Sixty patients were… CONTINUE READING