Complications and late outcome following percutaneous drainage of the gallbladder in acute calculous cholecystitis.

@article{Andrnsandberg2001ComplicationsAL,
  title={Complications and late outcome following percutaneous drainage of the gallbladder in acute calculous cholecystitis.},
  author={A Andr{\'e}n-sandberg and T Haugsvedt and Trond Bjerke Larssen and Karl S\ondenaa},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={393-8}
}
BACKGROUND Acute septic cholecystitis (AC) remains a difficult problem in patients with coexisting severe illness, and ultrasonographically guided percutaneous puncture and drainage of the gallbladder (PTBD) may be an alternative treatment in this context. SETTING University Hospital, Norway. METHODS Retrospective study of the safety and efficacy of this approach in 86 consecutive patients treated from 1992 to 1999. RESULTS Five patients died. Drainage did not seem to influence the… CONTINUE READING

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