Indications and limitations of percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis.

@article{Vauthey1993IndicationsAL,
  title={Indications and limitations of percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis.},
  author={Jean Nicholas Vauthey and Jan P M Lerut and Mauwia Martini and Carlos Becker and Philip Gertsch and Leslie Harold Blumgart},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  year={1993},
  volume={176 1},
  pages={49-54}
}
Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) was used as an alternative to operative therapy in 21 elderly or critically ill patients with suspected acute cholecystitis. All had associated disabling diseases, ten (48 percent) were older than 65 years, nine (43 percent) were in the intensive care unit and eight (38 percent) were recovering from recent operations. Among the 21 patients, 18 had cholecystitis (eight calculous and ten acalculous); in three patients, the procedure was only diagnostic. In 16 of… CONTINUE READING