Emergency cholecystostomy and subsequent cholecystectomy for acute gallstone cholecystitis in the elderly.

@article{Borzellino1999EmergencyCA,
  title={Emergency cholecystostomy and subsequent cholecystectomy for acute gallstone cholecystitis in the elderly.},
  author={Giuseppe Borzellino and Giovanni d{\`e} Manzoni and Francesco Ricci and Gabriele Castaldini and Alfredo Guglielmi and C. Cordiano},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={86 12},
  pages={1521-5}
}
BACKGROUND The morbidity and mortality rates associated with acute cholecystitis are higher in the elderly. This study reports the results of treatment of acute cholecystitis in the elderly with emergency ultrasonographically guided percutaneous cholecystostomy followed by elective cholecystectomy after endoscopic treatment of any common bile duct stones diagnosed by percutaneous cholangiography. METHODS From January 1989 to December 1998, 92 patients aged over 70 years were treated for acute… CONTINUE READING

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