cholecystostomy


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cholecystostomy

 [ko″le-sis-tos´tah-me]
the creation of an opening into the gallbladder for drainage.
percutaneous cholecystostomy the insertion of a catheter into the gallbladder under radiologic guidance for drainage or the removal of gallstones.

cho·le·cys·tos·to·my

(kō'lē-sis-tos'tō-mē),
Establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.
[chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + stoma, mouth]

cholecystostomy

(kō′lĭ-sĭ-stŏs′tə-mē)
n.
The establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.

cho·le·cys·tos·to·my

(kō'lĕ-sis-tos'tŏ-mē)
Establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.
[chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + stoma, mouth]

cholecystostomy

An opening made into the gallbladder, usually for drainage of its contents to the exterior by way of a tube passing through the abdominal wall.
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HBS can also be used prior to percutaneous cholecystostomy tube placement to establish that the cystic duct is obstructed, even if AUS findings appear diagnostic of AC.
On the day of admission, a cholecystostomy tube was placed, and the hepatic artery was embolized with Gelfoam.
Because of his poor medical condition he was not felt to be stable enough to undergo cholecystectomy, so a CT guided cholecystostomy tube was initially placed to treat his cholecystitis.
A repeat cholecysto-cholangiogram could not be repeated due to technical reasons; hence, a tube cholecystostomy was performed to drain the obstructed biliary system and to have an access for postoperative cholecysto-cholangiogram.
In this scenario, a wedge liver biopsy should be performed as an aid to diagnosis, the cholangiogram catheter removed, the cholecystostomy closed, and the operation concluded.
Acute cholecystitis developed, and the patient underwent cholecystostomy.
Thirty-six (49%) of the 74 patients had cholecystectomy, and 25 (34%) had cholecystostomy.
Nonvascular pediatric IR procedures include enteric access (eg, feeding and percutaneous gastrostomy tube placements), biopsies, diagnostic and therapeutic drainages, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and biliary drainage, percutaneous cholecystostomy, and percutaneous nephrostomy.
The treatment of choice for acute cholecystitis is surgical, but in selected cases conservative treatment followed by elective cholecystectomy later or cholecystostomy could represent an alternative (2,3).
Ultrasound has been used to guide percutaneous cholecystostomy in pregnant patients to temporize acute cholecystitis with cholecystostomy delayed until after birth (Figure 7).