Percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis in critically ill patients.


BACKGROUND Cholecystectomy remains the best treatment for acute cholecystitis but may cause high morbidity or mortality in critically ill or elderly patients. METHODS We report a retrospective study of ultrasonography-guided percutaneous cholecystostomy (USGPC) performed between 1988 and 1994 in 41 patients (mean age, 77.8 years; range, 42-95 years) as an… (More)


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