Percutaneous cholecystostomy is an effective treatment for high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis.

@article{Patel2000PercutaneousCI,
  title={Percutaneous cholecystostomy is an effective treatment for high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis.},
  author={Miran Patel and Brent W. Miedema and Martin A. James and John Marshall},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2000},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={33-7}
}
We sought to determine the safety, efficacy, and outcome of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) in all patients undergoing the procedure at our institutions. We reviewed 53 consecutive cases of acute cholecystitis seen at our hospitals over 5.5 years in which PC was performed at the initial treatment. Follow-up was obtained by chart review and telephone questionnaire. Acute cholecystitis was the primary admitting diagnosis in 18 cases. In the remaining 35, cholecystitis developed during… CONTINUE READING