Subsequently the patient underwent an image-guided percutaneous cholangiogram and cholecystostomy
drain placement by interventional radiology.
This is based on the data that suggests the mortality rate after percutaneous cholecystostomy
tube drainage (15.
The first stage should be percutaneous cholecystostomy
followed by elective surgical treatment following delivery.
with delayed cholecystectomy as an alternative to conversion to open procedure.
This decision should have been tested intra-operatively by a repeat cholecysto-cholangiogram, unfortunately it could not be done due to technical reasons and hence an access for performing a dye study was left in the form of cholecystostomy
in the high risk patient with biliary tract disease.
Acute cholecystitis developed, and the patient underwent cholecystostomy
Thirty-six (49%) of the 74 patients had cholecystectomy, and 25 (34%) had cholecystostomy
1,5) Others have advocated elective removal of the gallbladder with percutaneous decompression via a cholecystostomy
tube used as a bridge to surgery.
Gall-stones formed around silk sutures twenty months after recovery from cholecystostomy
The outcomes of early cholecystectomy, interval cholecystectomy, delayed cholecystectomy, 'cooling-off' therapy and percutaneous cholecystostomy
Partial cholecystectomy and tube cholecystostomy