Percutaneous cholecystostomy in patients with acute cholecystitis: experience of 45 patients at a US referral center.

@article{Byrne2002PercutaneousCI,
  title={Percutaneous cholecystostomy in patients with acute cholecystitis: experience of 45 patients at a US referral center.},
  author={Michael F. Byrne and Paul V. Suhocki and Robert Michael Mitchell and Theodore N. Pappas and Helen L Stiffler and Paul S. Jowell and Malcolm S. Branch and John Baillie},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2002},
  volume={197 2},
  pages={
          206-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Standard treatment for acute cholecystitis is cholecystectomy, but some patients are at high risk for immediate surgery. Percutaneous cholecystostomy might be the procedure of choice in this group. We reviewed the experience of percutaneous cholecystostomy in a large tertiary center population. STUDY DESIGN We performed a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent percutaneous cholecystostomy, and recorded indications for cholecystostomy, duration of tube placement, clinical… CONTINUE READING

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