Endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder drainage: 10-year single center experience.

  title={Endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder drainage: 10-year single center experience.},
  author={Rahul Pannala and Bret T. Petersen and Christopher John Gostout and Mark D. Topazian and Michael J. Levy and Todd Huntley Baron},
  journal={Minerva gastroenterologica e dietologica},
  volume={54 2},
AIM A subset of patients with acute cholecystitis is severely ill and extremely high-risk to undergo cholecystectomy. Data on the use of endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder drainage (ETGBD) in the treatment of acute cholecystitis are limited. This article reviews the 10-year experience of ETGBD at Mayo Clinic and evaluated patient and procedure characteristics. METHODS A retrospective review of the endoscopy database from 1998-2007 was performed to identify patients who had undergone ETGBD… CONTINUE READING