Role of percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder aspiration in the early management of acute cholecystitis.

@article{Komatsu2014RoleOP,
  title={Role of percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder aspiration in the early management of acute cholecystitis.},
  author={Shohei Komatsu and Tadashi HasegawaTaiji Tsukamoto and Takeshi Iwasaki and Akihiro Toyokawa and Yasuhisa Hasegawa and Shinobu Tsuchida and Tsuyoshi Takahashi and Atsushi Takebe and Tomoyuki Wakahara and Akihiko Watanabe and Atsushi Sugahara and Hidekazu Mukai},
  journal={Journal of digestive diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={
          669-75
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Early cholecystectomy is currently the gold standard treatment for acute cholecystitis (AC). However, the acceptability and safety of this strategy remain in dispute. The aim of this study was to clarify the role of percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder aspiration (PTGBA) in the early management of AC in a single center. METHODS A total of 147 consecutive patients who were treated with PTGBA for AC from 2008 to 2012 were included in the study. The therapeutic outcomes and adverse… CONTINUE READING
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