Cholecystostomy: a safe alternative?

  title={Cholecystostomy: a safe alternative?},
  author={Simon John Hawkyard and Sara J. Walker and Shannon Holt},
  journal={The British journal of clinical practice},
  volume={44 12},
We have studied retrospectively 27 patients undergoing cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis over the past decade. The mean age of the patients was 60 years, and 17 were female. 'Difficult dissection' was the reason given for cholecystostomy in 18 cases and in the remainder the patients were deemed unfit for cholecystectomy. An operative cholangiogram was… CONTINUE READING