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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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KEY WORDS: Biliary cyst, Percutaneous cholecystostomy, Pregnancy.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy could be also used as a method of exclusion of the gallbladder/biliary tree as a source of sepsis in unstable severely ill patients.
Acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients: percutaneous cholecystostomy vs conservative treatment.
Predicting Infected Bile among patients undergoing percutaneous cholecystostomy.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients: experience of a surgeon-initiated interventional program.
Success rates of 'cooling-off' therapy and percutaneous cholecystostomy were 89.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy was a successful treatment option for high-risk patients, while delayed cholecystostomy correlated to the highest rates of conversion to open surgery, mortality and morbidity.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy and interval laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy for management of acute cholecystis in pregnancy.

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