Gallstones in critically ill patients with acute calculous cholecystitis treated by percutaneous cholecystostomy: nonsurgical therapeutic options.

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OBJECTIVE Patients with acute calculous cholecystitis require removal of gallstones (generally cholecystectomy), as acute cholecystitis is likely to recur if gallstones are left in situ. The purpose of this study was to assess the role of nonsurgical techniques for treating gallstones in critically ill patients with acute calculous cholecystitis managed by… (More)

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