Percutaneous Placement of Permanent Metallic Stents in the Cystic Duct to Treat Obstructive Cholecystitis.

This report presents a series of five patients unsuitable for surgery who had nonretrievable self-expanding metallic stents deployed along the cystic duct as treatment for benign and malignant causes of gallbladder obstruction. Techniques are described for draining cholecystitis, removing gallstones, bypassing gallbladder obstructions, and inserting… CONTINUE READING