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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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cholecystostomy

(kō′lĭ-sĭ-stŏs′tə-mē)
n.
The establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Subsequently the patient underwent an image-guided percutaneous cholangiogram and cholecystostomy drain placement by interventional radiology.
Mumbower et al., "Treatment of acute cholecystitis in non-critically III patients at high surgical risk: Comparison of clinical outcomes after gallbladder aspiration and after percutaneous cholecystostomy," American Journal of Roentgenology, vol.
Hata, "An ultrasound-driven needle-insertion robot for percutaneous cholecystostomy," Physics in Medicine & Biology, vol.
She was commenced on intravenous antibiotics, and an 8-French Navarre (Bard, Arizona, USA) catheter cholecystostomy was inserted percutaneously using ultrasound guidance, which immediately drained 250 mL of purulent, bilious fluid.
An urgent surgical referral was sought and a radiological cholecystostomy tube was inserted at this point rather than emergent surgery.
Cordiano, "Emergency cholecystostomy and subsequent cholecystectomy for acute gallstone cholecystitis in the elderly," British Journal of Surgery, vol.
A 77-year-old man with multiple myeloma and recent cholecystostomy tube placement presented to the emergency department with pneumonia.
Cholecystostomy then became the favored operation for gallstones and its complications.
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.
Cholecystostomy in the high risk patient with biliary tract disease.