Percutaneous transhepatic cholecystostomy for acute complicated cholecystitis in elderly patients.

@article{Steenbergen1990PercutaneousTC,
  title={Percutaneous transhepatic cholecystostomy for acute complicated cholecystitis in elderly patients.},
  author={Werner van Steenbergen and Eric Ponette and Guy Marchal and Walter Pelemans and Raymond Aerts and Johan M J Fevery and J G S De Groote},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1990},
  volume={85 10},
  pages={1363-9}
}
We report our experience with percutaneous transhepatic cholecystostomy in 10 elderly patients with acute cholecystitis, complicated by empyema formation. Most of these patients has severe underlying disease, rendering them at high risk for surgical intervention. In all patients, the percutaneous procedure was followed by a rapid regression of clinical symptoms and of radiologic abnormalities. Six were considered inoperable. Three of these remain free of biliary symptoms, respectively 22, 10… CONTINUE READING